James G. Fabiano
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            For the past three plus decades this time of year has always produced excitement. I am a retired teacher who has evolved into enjoying this remarkable time of year with my wife and…Continue

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The September your children are walking into

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane Johnson Apr 27. 1 Reply

            The hazy crazy days of summer are soon to be replaced by the structured education of our children. Some schools start in late August while others wait until the traditional end of summer…Continue

Competition has always defined our schools and society

Started Feb 1, 2015 0 Replies

            Webster defines compete as, “ striving for something (as a prize or a reward) for which another is also striving.” The definition goes on to describe competition as, “ a contest in which…Continue

Enabling our kids out of their future

Started Jan 25, 2014 0 Replies

                  Webster defines “enable” as to give ability, power, or means to make able”.  At first you look at this definition and it seems to have few negative connotations.  But, when you take…Continue


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Newmarket Jr. / Sr. High School / University of New Hampshire
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I am a teacher and writer who lives in York, Maine

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Another reason I became a teacher was Ms. Solomon. Or at least I think she was a ‘Ms.’

Posted on November 11, 2016 at 6:27am 0 Comments

Every now and then all teachers need to remember why they became teachers. Sometimes these reasons raise a smile on all of our faces. Also, we all need a break from the stresses of the election and its results. 

Autumn is one of those magical times of the year when everything seems to be changing for the better.

Our gardens are yielding up their delicious bounty, the heavy summer air has been replaced by an invigorating freshness and kids everywhere…


The September your children are walking into

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 4:21am 0 Comments

            The hazy crazy days of summer are soon to be replaced by the structured education of our children. Some schools start in late August while others wait until the traditional end of summer call Labor Day. This year many of our children will be experiencing a new form of education philosophy that will concern itself with “Common Core” and “Proficiency Based Education”. This is a substantial change in how our children learn. The question before all of us is this a good…


The legacy of a stainless steel world

Posted on March 19, 2016 at 10:59am 0 Comments

The other day at school I was advised by my administration that I should keep my political views to myself. Since the present political cycle is the oddest and most interesting of my life this request will be very difficult to obey. But, also since I am getting older and retirement is less than a year away I thought it best to listen to myself and be damned to all who want to control my thoughts


As I watched my colleagues remove all of their students work in order…


It took 30 years to figure out I was only a teacher

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 10:35am 0 Comments

         I had a great day.....


..... yesterday.  But, even the greatest of days doesn't make it any easier to get up at 5:00 in the morning.  If only I could get to bed before 11:00 PM on school nights. That would make my life much easier.  With mountains of correcting being precipitated every day that possibility is basically impossible.  So here I am, shocking myself awake with a cold shower so I can stay alert for the approaching new day.


         I'm off…


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