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Feb 06 2012

97 days

There are 97 days until I walk across a stage and receive my diploma. Actually, I believe I’ll stand up in our football stadium with the other 7,000+ students who are graduating and have my diploma mailed to me later. That’s typically how it goes at larger schools. But, whatever, the point remains the same.…

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Jan 06 2012

3 Observations down!

I took full advantage of my only full week at my parents house to get in some classroom observations. My mom’s principal got me board approval to come observe in their middle school. I was supposed to go in for a day or two before break, but a massive stomach virus epidemic hit the school…

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Jan 03 2012

And now it’s Praxis time!

Haven’t posted in a while because I was caught up in finals, family time, and holiday parties. Now that I’ve had a chance to calm down and catch up, I’ve started studying for the Praxis. I hate standardized testing, in case you haven’t picked up on that in my previous post =) But actually, I…

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Dec 20 2011

Things that are bothering me right now

1) That it is now 5 days before Christmas and I am no where near being close to done with exams. 2) That a professor for an elective I’m taking gave us a FOUR HOUR exam on a reading day, and then still expects us to have an intensive final project due in the middle…

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Dec 14 2011

Who knew?

Who knew that the schools closing the achievement gap the fastest are on military bases? My brother is in the Marines, so my dad is all gung ho with the military facts. He found this article the other day and sent it to me. It’s a really great read.

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Dec 11 2011

Observations

I have been struggling since last night to write a blog post. I have so many thoughts swirling around my head (both TFA and non-TFA) that I just don’t know what to say. Anyway, it is the start of the exam season here, and everyone is stressing out. I’m stressing out because I’m not as…

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Dec 06 2011

NCLB and state tests

I’ll (try to) keep this short, but I had to share this article I just read in the WaPo about an elected official who takes his state’s standardized test for 10th graders. He got 10 of 60 math questions correct, and 62% on reading, which he says would be a “D” and put him in…

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Dec 05 2011

Things I need to work on in the next 6 months

I will officially leave for Induction in about 6 months.  I have to keep reminding myself that it is SIX WHOLE MONTHS away, and that is half a year and I need to stay in the real world until then.  I’ve had so many people tell me that they’re jealous of me because I know…

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Jun 12 2011

Done!

I cannot believe it’s been a year since this journey has started!  My first year, minus the last workdays, is officially over.  My Civics class kicked butt (91% proficient, what’s up), we welcomed in the new 2011 ENC corps this last week, and my classroom is almost as bare as I found it.   It’s…

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Jun 08 2011

ENC Induction

ENC Induction begins today and I always get excited thinking about it….all of that fresh meat enthusiasm and energy for the cause. This is just a quick post to say “Hi” (“HIIIIIIII!!!” *waving arms madly*) to all of the 2011 ENC Corps Members. Have fun, learn lots, and remember that the kids — your kids…

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