New & Career Teachers Who Can’t Stop Caring:

Maybe it’s me, but I sometimes tire of the policy-talk about teaching: tests, unions, contracts, etc. I know the conversations are important—vital, really, when the passion is matched by logic, like on James Boutin’s awesome blog—but I need humor and humanity too. Magical Teaching is a site where those of us who need more time at lunch for laughing and story-telling can get ten more minutes.

Finish your apple!

It helps to like the Magical Teaching Facebook page. That’s where you can steal two  seconds of laughter and a maybe a whole minute for an article that asks, “Why must teachers constantly prove their successes rather than work through their mistakes?” even as the real, surreal work continues.

Join me at this table.




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  1. September 17, 2012

    Derek, thank you for James Boutin’s blog address. It looks terrific.

    Take care,


  2. smithdl #
    September 17, 2012

    Hi Ivon! James Boutin’s blog IS great. SO MUCH good information on there. You’ll love it. 😉

    I like the Mary Oliver poem you featured on your blog, especially this part:

    Oh, good scholar,
    I say to myself,
    how can you help
    but grow wise
    with such teachings
    as these –
    the untrimmable light…
    of the world,

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