Sensei Plays The Quiet Game
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Dear Readers, Monday was a frustrating day.  As many of you may recall, I am deep in the midst of a three week long middle school language arts substitute teaching assignment (Or TWLMSLASTA for short), and I had run into some pretty insurmountable problems.  31 of them, in fact.  All … Read More

The Wizard’s Ratio of Radical Non-Resistance
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Dear Readers, I have been wearing my Sensei mask a lot recently, but there are some problems (soon to be told) which Sensei is just plain stumped on.  So I decided today to look at the same issues from the perspective of the Wizard and see what else shook loose. … Read More

Sensei and The Terrible Curse of Lowered Expectations
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Dear Readers, Sensei here.  Today was an interesting day.  I guess I should start with some confessions really.  So, yes, I may have just a little bit of hero complex going on about these middle school students I am teaching for the next three weeks.  And yes, I have this … Read More

Sensei Meets a Bully
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Dear Readers, I wanted to share with you an experience I had awhile ago as a substitute teacher.  The names have been changed, and the events slightly altered, but this is a more or less true story.  I’m still not sure if I did right or wrong, but when I … Read More