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Jan 10 2013

Motivation

I am at the point where I am starting to freak out a little about moving to an entire new state in a few months and be responsible for teaching students all the wonders and joys of science. Buttttt, I did watch freedom writers the other day and was super motivated. I hope that I…

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Dec 10 2012

Wish I knew more

I am in the midst of finishing my second to last semester at UMD, and getting ready to begin my Praxis studying. I will be taking both tests on 1/28… still dont know what to expect. Oh and on that note I have no idea about what to expect next year! I wish I knew…

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Nov 08 2012

Here goes nothing!

Okay so I will begin this with a breif introduction to my self. My names Kayla Kahn, born and raised in Carroll County MD, known for its lovely corn feilds and demolition derbys. I had a rough childhood but ended up getting the grades I needed to being the first in my family to go…

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Jun 25 2012

Closing time.

I’m officially closing out my little blog here. I’m still in ENC and still teaching in my placement region, but I’ve been teaching for seven (!) years now and have drifted so far out of the TFA “loop” that anything I might think to post is no longer really relevant to this blogging platform. For…

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Mar 26 2012

Interviewing

Our first round of early placement interviewing starts this week. ENC has two rounds of phone/skype interviews before induction, a full day of interviewing before we leave for Institute, and then more phone/skype interviews during Institute if we haven’t been placed yet. I have three interviews this week, all with middle schools. When I was…

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Mar 21 2012

Pre Institute work?

With the beautiful, summer like weather we’ve been having recently in Jersey, it’s really beginning to feel like the semester is winding down. Midterms are over, spring break has past, and there are 7 short weeks until the final exam of my undergraduate career. Which means I’ve been thinking about TFA a lot more. I…

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Just a quick post on something I’ve been lamenting on for a while, but was just really brought to light by a friend of mine yesterday. It’s about keeping the balance between TFA and whatever else is going on in your life (school, family, friends, health, etc). As a 2012 CM, I haven’t really begun…

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Mar 04 2012

Keeping up with research

As midterms begin and sprin break is only a few (extremely long) days away, the reality is hitting that I’ll be out of here soon and finally on to a new chapter of my life. ENC just had a conference call on placement, and our first round of interviews start the last week of March.…

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Feb 21 2012

Praxis reflections

I have finally gotten my score reports for both the Middle School Math (0069) and Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications (5015). For Math, I passed with flying colors for both NJ and NC (which is significantly lower than Jersey). I wasn’t worried about that one at all, because I’ve been a math tutor on…

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Feb 13 2012

Waiting

I feel like that’s all I’m doing right now. Waiting for spring break, waiting for this semester to end, waiting for graduation, waiting to move down to NC, waiting for head out to Tulsa…waiting, waiting, waiting. I’m also STILL waiting for my Praxis scores. I took them about 3 and 4 weeks ago, but because…

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