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Let me get this out of the way: Happy Valentine’s Day, a day that strikes fear into the hearts of teachers everywhere, particularly middle school teachers, whose students are operating on mismanaged expectations and a lot of sugar. A “white flag” kind of day, as Two Writing Teachers wrote. On Friday, I planned to have the students read their “Whose Revolution Is It, Anyway?” historical fiction pieces, and for one reason or another, it didn’t happen quite as planned for the first block. For second block, it did– and thank goodness, too–because my principal brought a group in to observe….