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Sex Ed: One Teacher Dares to Talk Honestly with His Students

Why one teacher asks his students to respect and love each other enough to wait to have sex until they're ready.

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A Case for Creative Rule-breaking

Kids crave firm, consistent rules. A teacher's perspective on how we might creatively enforce them.

Kids crave firm, consistent rules. A teacher's perspective on how we might creatively enforce them.

“So, what terrible, horrible, no-good, mixed-up, very bad thing forced you to be late for art class?” I recently asked my student, Alfonso, as he ambled through the door with his friend, Kenzie, in tow. Alfonso is a tall, somewhat gangly athlete with an impish grin and a floppy mop of straight, light-brown hair.

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Dear Teacher: I Quit

A teacher helps his students make fewer mistakes in their own lives by sharing with them some of his own.

A teacher helps his students make fewer mistakes in their own lives by sharing with them some of his own.

“Mr. Barkey, will you give me a ‘D’?”

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A teacher argues for the expansion of No-shave November.\n

An untrimmed mustache is a despicable thing. I know this because I am an American, and because it's the rules. Mostly these are the unspoken, unwritten rules of culture that everyone grows into, but sometimes they are right there in black and white.

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