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List-Making Idea for the Highly Qualified Teacher

Posted: 2009-12-10

I love lists.

These should really be done in a book, but maybe you'll get the idea. I hope you'll print it out and try it.





1. Antidotes for Monday

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2. Alternate Definitions of ___ Graders:

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3. Bulletin Boards

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4. Cures for Burnout

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5. Dreaded Things

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6. Encumbrances

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7. Entitlements

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8. Fun Things to Do During Faculty Meetings

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9. Faculty Room Decoration Plan

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10. Goals for Next Thursday

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11. Grants Never Given by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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12. Grants Never Given by Broad Foundation

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13. Gripes About:



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   b) Teachers Unions

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   c) Professional Organizations

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14. Heartbreaking Things Kids Tell You

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15. Illegal Acts

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16. Inappropriate Behavior

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17. Jump Rope Rhymes to Sing in the Faculty Room, at School Board Meetings, in Your Congressional Representative's Office

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18. Justifications

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19. Jeers

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20. Kickball Rationale

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21. Kooky Initiatives

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22. Lesson Plan Façade

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23. Locations of Generosity in Your School

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24. Locations of Pettiness

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25. Little Known Facts

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26. Memorable Cafeteria Moments

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27. Meaningless Words in School Mission Statement

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28. Mountains out of Molehills

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29. Martini Recipes

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30. Nice Things

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31. Necessities

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32. Nauseating Things

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33. Offensive Things Said by Arne Duncan

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34.Occupational Hazards

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35.Outlawed Activities

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36. Paper Mache Recipes

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37. Punishments

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38. Predictions

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39. Preventative Measures

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40. Questions to Ask a Principal Candidate

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41. Qualifications to Teach __ Grade

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42. Ridiculous Rules

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43. Rules to Live By

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44. Riddles

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45. Rare Things

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46. Substitutes for Explicit, Direct Instruction

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47. Secrets

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48. Tears

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49. Telltale Signs of Good Teaching

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50. Things Your Students Can Do Without a Computer or Writing Implement

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51. Tattoo Ideas

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52. Ukulele or Other Songs Appropriate for Parent Conferences

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53. Untrue Things

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54. Useless Things

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55. Uses for Library Paste

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56. Vomit Stories from Third Grade (or any other grade)

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57. Verbs to Describe Your Students

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58. Valuable Items

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59. Values

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60. Wonderful Books

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61. Whimsical Ways to Start/End the Day

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62. Worries of ___-year-olds

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63. X-Ray Machine Ideas for the School

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64. Yucky Memos/Mandates

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65. Yearlong Projects

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66. Yearnings

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67. Zany Ideas

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68. Zero Tolerance for

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