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About slashtagpolo

Nicole. Person. Mom. Teacher. Whatever.

Oh, it’s summer now. -June ?? I think?

I know, I know… I am hideous. Don’t look at me. Please. I have been terribly negligent to my blog, as my favorite bloggess helped me realize. It’s time to be back. If I can’t write a few posts in … Continue reading

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Keynote speaker to be crossed off bucket list: March 14

Well, it’s done. I did my speech at the kids’ NHS ceremony. Here’s the gist of it:  THANK YOU for asking me to be here. It’s really an honor. Congratulations to all of you. It hasn’t been easy to plan what I … Continue reading

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I keep thinking about this quote. -January 28

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, … Continue reading

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Stop talking about the weather. Please. I know it’s cold. Thanks. – January 23 –

I haven’t blogged in 20 days. Not much to tell you; I’ve decided to write mostly about my professional life since my personal life is pretty… repetitive. Though if something interesting comes up, in about 30 years, I’ll add that.

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The trouble with negativity – Jan. 3, 2013

In case you didn’t hear me the first 22 times I mentioned this, I have been wondering lately if I can stomach a classroom for the next… oh, let me calculate years working (8) subtracted from years left to work … Continue reading

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December 17: Nothing like a role reversal to end the semester.

Something… interesting? odd? freaking weird?… happened today. Let me tell you about it. I’ve been rolling through this school year with some heavy thoughts, the most shareable  being “Am I really meant to teach ‘forever?’ Can I make it through the … Continue reading

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Day 30: Nov. 30 Slashtag polo to live on/Is it 1998 yet?

NaBloPoMo ends tonight – I can’t pretend I’m not a little happy. It’s been tough trying to come up with interesting posts every day… obviously too tough, since I wasn’t even able to do it.  Some days I had nothing … Continue reading

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Day 28: Nov. 28 Stuff no one cares about

Stuff I did today: Practiced being mean. I changed my essay revision rules for my AP students. They take advantage of my good nature. However, no one cried. I did hear about a rogue Facebook poster who complained about my … Continue reading

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Day 27: Nov. 27 My Mayan Apocalypse Bucket List

Well, it didn’t happen in May. It didn’t happen over the summer. But I’m sure the Mayans will get the right date for the end of the world at some point… I have created this list of things I need … Continue reading

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Day 26: Nov. 26 Monday musings about teachers (or, how to be a good professional babysitter)

I have lots of thoughts occupying my mind, and therefore a lot to write about, but to avoid a rant or a boring list, I guess I’ll just choose one little nugget. I am comfortably seated in bed with my … Continue reading

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