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List-Making Idea for the Highly Qualified Teacher

Publication Date: 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:

  a) U. S. Department of Education
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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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