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William Green
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HS Chem teacher, aspiring administrator, learner.
HS Chem teacher, aspiring administrator, learner.

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The obstacle becomes the path: A short commencement speech
There is an old Zen story about a king whose people had grown soft. He wanted to teach them a lesson, so he put a big rock in the middle of the main path to town, blocking the road. Then he hid in the woods to watch what they did. One by one they came. Most...
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Flex, tech, and checks: Preparing the next generation for the A.I. future
I have this one very thoughtful student. The other day, he asked me, "What's the point of any of this when A.I. is going to take all of our jobs?" Great question, because it is a very real threat. Folks who argue that computers will never make humans obsole...
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Failure, fighting, and turning obstacles into paths: Project Block v. 2.0
Tracking student progress in Project Block "It stings. It stings bad, but this is the fight business. I've been on the end of many defeats in my life and I've rose back, so I will not shy away from it. I will not make excuses for it. I will assess it and co...
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It's good to be wrong
Depot students having a blast during fitness block. "I feel like you treat us like delinquents. I feel like we're always being watched with suspicion." We were sitting around the table, having a little conference. I had been sensing some negative vibes late...
It's good to be wrong
It's good to be wrong
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Education on the cheap
What I like about Betsy DeVos' recent comments about a former East Hartford High student is that they point out the importance of high expectations. What I don't like is that they offer the same tired old fallacy we've been buying for decades: that we can h...
Education on the cheap
Education on the cheap
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Bringing order to your chaotic life with Trello
Ever feel like your life is a hurricane of responsibilities? Of course you do. So do I. That's why I write so much about managing stress and priorities. That's why I've been using the Bullet Journal method for a few years now. But I've recently retired that...
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Five things I'm learning these days
Five things I'm learning lately: Fitness - I just passed my first year anniversary in CrossFit in February. I started at a new gym ( CrossFit Aisling ) last October, and soon I was going five days a week. It's hard for me to stay balanced with anything. I s...
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Change is tough: The slogging phase
"I'm done with my chores now. It's time. I say my prayer and head out
on the hunt. The sun isn't up yet; it's cold; the fields are sopping.
Brambles scratch my ankles, branches snap back in my face. The hill is a
sonofabitch but what can you do? Set one ...
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The procrastination equation: Putting research into practice at the Depot
They were discussing different forms of government with Jonathan, one of our teachers, and the conversation had degenerated into the classic, "There is no right answer. It's all just a matter of opinion." "That's not true," I said, trying to keep the frustr...
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The puzzle: Turning passions into careers
It made for a cool picture--Gabe pitching his hammock near a kettle hole on Mansfield Hollow Lake, while his classmates watched and learned. He had taken us all to his favorite camping spot to teach us how to set up a campsite and build a fire. He offered s...
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