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Dawn Casey-Rowe
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Making learning better. Drinking too much coffee
Making learning better. Drinking too much coffee

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I was taking pictures of dandelions gone to seed when the boy cried, “Hey, Mom!” “Over here!” I said. My moment of artistic inspiration…gone. The boy pushed by me and started to rip up my puffy little subjects, oblivious to the fact I was kneeling on the…

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Sunrise… Tried to sleep in yesterday. I can’t, so I got up to write, as usual. This view… I could stand at that window forever, for the rest of my life, and not a single detail would get old. The magic of NYC to me is this: in a city of 9M people, I at ……

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In case you are wondering, yes, Daylight Savings Time is earlier than you remember.  We used to spring ahead in April and fall back in October, but now Daylight Savings Time is the second weekend of March and the first weekend in November. Why? Congress.…

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This flag has no star. That’s because the star is you. You are the person who’s hard work, toil, and love for this nation completes our flag.  That’s what I’d like to say. The truth is this flag remains unfinished because I was arguing. “Make a flag with…

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A sad, sad story from my pathetic fashion life… “May I help you?” asked the saleswoman. “Yes. Yes, you can.” I said. “I ate too much recently and gained a pants size, maybe more, and none of my clothes fit. I got new jeans but I…

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This post was first published in The Mission on Medium.  If you’re an aspiring or current educational leader, you know first-year teachers are cheap, but they don’t stay cheap for long. Hiring isn’t like buying a car — cars depreciate right off the lot,…

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Are you ready for back-to-school season? All summer I’ve been anxious to know what I’ll be teaching this year, but that curiosity has finally gone away. What I teach doesn’t matter–it’s what students do with it that does. Here’s what I love: converting a…

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Butterflies I run through a field of butterflies. Sun-kissed wings brush my arms. Delicate. Glowing. White. I must be in heaven. “They’re not butterflies. They’re moths,” she said. Pests to society. Destroying the world. Life is what you see. I…

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO GRADUATES ABOUT CAREERS: Worried about graduation, student loans, and hunting down careers in this bad economy?  Don’t be! There are tons of amazing careers out there–even if you’re terrible at your job. Not everyone has to get things…

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The guy had no legs.  Just stubs and a sign that said, “Please help.” He sat on a ripped piece of cardboard on the filthy sidewalk, breathing in diesel, staring straight ahead.  Every great once in a while someone tossed a small bill.  Most walked by. I…
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