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I loved taking this a few years ago.

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Yes I know everyone is so exticed to hear the results. I hope to have a big announcement tomorrow (Wednesday). It's been a busy day yesterday and today. (I had to have some minor surgery.) This has been an amazing essay contest and many of the finals judges were reading the finalists late into the night over the weekend because they thought the essays were excellent.There's a chance I might be able to make some sort of an announcement later today.. but it will probably be tomorrow.- Benjamin

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I would love to take the program.

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OK Seriously reading this post bc I am siittng at my desk ticked off right now. Thought clicking a twitter link and reading something would help calm me. I gave my students a small assignment. Read an article from last week about a concept we are discussing, analyze, etc, etc. Walked around, they all "got it." No one needed help. The last sentence on the assignment "BE READY TO DISCUSS YOUR FINDINGS" in big bold words. So I start discussion, NOTHING. I hint, I almost give answer, NOTHING. Finally one response "There was nothing for you to take up, so didn't think it mattered." Seriously, I want to #barf. I hate this. I do not assign homework for this reason. In elementary grades, their homework only could account for 5% of grade, so they refuse to do it because not worth a lot of points. They learned at early age, if they never did it, they still could make an A. This whole idea needs to go away. By the way, I refuse to ever tell the students how many points anything is.

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