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About this blog: I am a language arts teacher at Crittenden Middle School and the facilitator of the CMS Panther Pen blog. I grew up in the Bay Area and I love it here. I went to school in Santa Clara, and studied literature and political science ...  (More)

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Because Mothers Are Amazing
Oct 3, 2014 12:04 pm
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I am sharing another "Person I Admire" speech from my Exploratory class. Many speeches were about parents, but this one resonated with many students in the class,... More
Who do I admire? My students.
Sep 22, 2014 12:05 pm
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Each year in my Exploratory elective we end our Public Speaking unit with a speech about "A Person I Admire," and every year I am blown away by the sincerity, thoughtfulness,... More
Challenge from CMS: What has reading taught you?
Sep 5, 2014 8:45 am
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"If you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything."

This is one of my favorite quotes about the importance of reading... More
To My Daughters' Future Teachers
Aug 1, 2014 8:47 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,816

As I get ready to head back into the classroom this fall, my daughters are getting ready to start PreK and K. I find myself anxious, almost terrified really, of... More
Crittenden Hosts Startup Weekend
Apr 22, 2014 8:27 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 6,215

by Matthew H., 8th grader, CMS

On the last weekend of spring break, Crittenden hosted the first ever Startup Weekend for middle school students only. Before... More
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