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Doug Robertson, aka The Weird Teacher, Explains his Tattoo

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In our monthly column, Personal Ink, we explore the tattoos that writers and artists put on their bodies. There’s always a story behind their ink, whether happy, sad or filled with disapproving parents. This month, we’re featuring Doug Robertson. Robertson is the editor of CUE, and a 10th-year teacher. He’s written two books on education, He’s the Weird Teacher and THE Teaching Text (You’re Welcome). He’s also well known as the “Weird Teacher” on Twitter, where he moderates #WeirdEd every Wednesday at 7 pm PST. In his own words, here’s the story of his tattoo: Being a lifeguard was the most important thing I did as a teenager. I grew up in Palmdale, California, and loved the water. I could…

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