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Infertile to the Core

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As a teacher, I spend a lot of time explaining the concept of choices and consequences. Sometimes, kids just don't understand that throwing paper across the room, showing up without your homework, or deciding to do any number of shockingly inappropriate things in class are all choices on their part. These students see these actions as mystical occurrences from the great beyond, and as such, the students believe they should not be held responsible for any of those actions. In short, holding them accountable for their actions "isn't fair." Every time I hear that what I am doing isn't fair, I want to come back with, "yeah, you don't know the half of it." But, alas, my burdens are not meant to be shared with seventh graders.

I've recently become more involved in (obsessed with) Pinterest, since I am revamping my classroom for the upcoming school year. In my quest for inspirational quotes for my classroom walls, I stumbled across a "poster"…