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Student Excuses
Teaching moments

4 Funny Student Excuses from a Kindergarten Classroom

Student excuses run the gamut. Here's some of the funniest coming from the littlest students in the classroom. 

first-generation graduate
Beyond the classroom

First-Generation Graduate: William's Story

William lived in the upstairs unit of a building with no heat or electricity.

Teaching kids tennis
Teaching moments

My Inspiration to Be a Teacher: From Tennis Instructor to Kindergarten Teacher

On day one, I was hit by five tennis balls (man do some of those kids have a swing).

April Fools' Day
Teaching moments

April Fools' Day: How to Turn the Tables and Prank Your Students

Like most teachers, I dread April Fools' Day. What will the little tricksters do this year?

A parent teacher conference
Teaching moments

Mastering the Parent-Teacher Meeting: Eight Powerful Tips

The unknown is scary, and of all the moments of anticipation and anxiety that occur in an educator's life, there's one that reigns supreme: the parent-teacher meeting.