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Jane Morris, Queen of Commiseration

Jane Morris is the pen name of an ex-teacher who would really like to tell you more about herself but is worried awful administrators will come after her for spilling their dirty little secrets. Jane has taught English for over 15 years in a major American city. She received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from a well-known university and her M.A. in Writing and Literature from an even fancier (and more expensive) university. As a professional queen of commiseration turned published author, Jane’s foremost passion in life is to make people laugh through the tears.

She has written several highly acclaimed books unpacking the reality of teaching and life inside the school system. You can view her full library of works here.

According to multiple studies on the prevention of school shootings, these tragedies can be prevented by identifying warning signs of violent intentions beforehand. Students’ intentions are typically “leaked” through talking with peers, school assignments, online behavior, and/or interactions with parents. Oftentimes, teachers are the first to see concerning behavior from at-risk students in the classroom. …

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Sex education is that wonderfully awful class filled with weird and wild questions with that we love to hate. It’s awkward and uncomfortable for everyone involved, but boy does it lead to some hilarious comments! To commiserate in our collective misery, I asked a handful of sex ed teachers to share the funniest or most …

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