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Archive for March 24th, 2010

This isn’t a friend of a friend story, this happened in our school just this week.

Some of our students have excessive absences and were told they need a doctor’s notes or they will not be able to graduate without going to summer school.  One of our boys brought in a note that was clearly, well … doctored.  Where the patient’s name was written, the name was whited out and his name was written; the dates were changed using the same very advanced technique.  The problem was that the note he changed was from his mother’s gynecologist appointment.

This is, by far, the funniest thing I’ve seen in seven years of teaching.  I’m guessing some of you have some great stories too, I want to hear them.


What’s New in 2013/2014?

Every year brings a change, this one is no exception.

I will be picking up the sophomore honors Algebra II class to keep them separate from the juniors. This should help accelerate them and put them on a stronger track towards Calculus. Looks like there will be only one section each of Physics and Calculus, but still two of Robotics & Engineering.

Hot topics this year are going to be the Common-Core Standards, Standards-Based Grading (SBG), improving AP Calculus scores, and somehow adding Python, maybe as a club.

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