Author: Eric Juli

I attended a student’s funeral last Friday. She was a tenth grader, a fifteen year old, and a young woman just beginning her life. She was murdered, shot in the…

Read More This is Life or Death

Every August, I lead the new teacher training in our district for all incoming middle and high school teachers. Most of the teachers aren’t just new to our district; they…

Read More Time For A Change

Every August, I lead the new teacher training in our district for all incoming middle and high school teachers. Most of the teachers aren’t just new to our district; they…

Read More Time For A Change

I’ve always been a good athlete. Playing almost any sport, except the ones where I had to be really tall or strong, came pretty easily to me. In high school,…

Read More The Art and Science of Teaching

“This world is too big for me to be trapped here” was one of the lines in the Circle Game, a student written play based upon the Joni Mitchell song…

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I like to be in charge. More specifically, I like to be in control. I want to be the person driving the car, and I certainly want to be the…

Read More I Like To Be In Charge

When I was in high school and home for vacations during college, I used to sleep until noon, minimally. When I woke up, my father would tell me over and…

Read More Don’t Miss the Day

I always considered myself to be a struggling math student. I was either scared of my math teachers, or scared of the content, or I thought I understood what to…

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This week, I read on the TeachPaperless blog, Shelly Blake-Plock’s post entitled “Example of a Paperless Exam”. I’ve been reading TeachPaperless for more than a year, and it’s one of…

Read More The Hidden Contract of Urban Schools