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Jul 30 2012

Oh hey there.

Hello everyone. Sorry for the very long lapse in blogging. I got swamped in things to do with the end of Institute, the move to Dallas, my visit to Chicago, and the beginning of “First Eight Weeks” training that I haven’t gotten around to publishing an update. I had a very long post backed up…

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Jul 08 2012

Days 23-28: One Week Left

I am so sorry to not have updated in such a long time, once again. Teaching has been going super well. According to my supervisors, I’ve completely turned my classroom around in the past week since I sat down and came up with ways to improve what was going on. I still have to work…

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Jul 02 2012

Institute, Days 19-22: Theory and Practice

Again, I find very little time to blog as the focus becomes on turning my classroom around, but I feel like I should get some sort of update together. Since it’s been so long, this post won’t have an organizing theme, just different little snippets, probably in no particular order. Internal and external reasons: Today…

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Jun 29 2012

Institute, Day 18: But I’m a Cheerleader!

I keep not having time to write a lengthy post, or really email anyone back. If it’s not one thing it’s another. I’ve finished my second week of teaching at Dowling Middle School. I think over the weekend I am going to be thinking long and hard about how to turn my classroom around, because…

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Jun 28 2012

Institute, Day 17: Back to Business

So today I taught three classes – mine, and those of other corps members who went to visit KIPP today. It went better than I thought it would be, and now all of that is over and I am back to just teaching my kids, except for tomorrow where  I will have to visit another…

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I’m holding myself to sleep at 1AM tonight because I’m teaching two extra classes in addition to my own tomorrow, but I just wanted to give a brief update. This morning was almost just as bad as yesterday even though I didn’t have any students and it had to do with other things, but I…

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Jun 25 2012

A region to consider: DFW.

Let me count the ways. 1. By the third day of induction, 100% of DFW corps members were placed. No other TFA region could boast such a record so early. And while I may be mistaken, I don’t think our fellow regions at institute have met that goal to this day (Houston, San Antonio, Rio Grande Valley,…

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Jun 25 2012

Institute, Day 15: Real Talk

Even when you feel like you’ve survived your “worst day of Institute,” another “worst day of Institute” might pop up when you least expect it. One might not be quantifiably worse than the other, but instead it is “worst” in different ways. Today was discouraging in its own way and I feel like my foundations…

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Jun 24 2012

Institute, Days 11-14: The Catcher in the Rye

I’m up late tonight because I slept all day today, but my thoughts have my head spinning, and it’s not just the summer flu I’ve managed to pick up. I’ve been teaching – yes, teaching – for a week now. Over the past week, I think my biggest accomplishment is getting through to some of…

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Jun 20 2012

Institute, Day 9-10: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Yesterday was rough! I woke up in a horrible, horrible mood, and so did most of the people at Institute. This is the part of Institute that I had always been told about but never believed would happen to me or those around me. I’m used to surviving stereotypical predictions like “where fun comes to…

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