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What's the craziest thing you've seen in your classroom this year?

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Where do I begin? I had an eyelash plucker, an eye brow plucker, an eye brow shaver a kid who ate her own lice, a genius autistic kid who read 4 million words in 6 months, a kid who can draw as great as Charles Schultz, should I keep going? All this year in the same class. I was never bored.

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I’ll just be petty and say: a scripted curriculum that is no where near the level it needs to be.

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