The Power of Placement

For 14 years, I have been an English teacher. It’s hard work, and throughout those years, education has changed significantly. More restrictive testing requirements and state standards have robbed teachers of the flexibility and creativity we once enjoyed. Increased demands of these new requirements on instructional time have actually decreased the amount I can cover in…

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Confessions of a Sugar Junkie

For as long as I can remember, sugar and I have had an unhealthy relationship that eventually became toxic. Candy, ice cream, cake, and really anything that was sweet would do. There’s a long and storied history of my addiction to sugar. I mean, desperate, crazy business. Baring my darkest Sugar Secrets to illustrate my…

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