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Feb 08 2012

Knowing I’m in the right place, at the right time

I’ll be the first to say that lately, I’ve been down in the dumps. I don’t know why but I hit a jut. It’s effected my teaching. I vow to fix my problem and increase the “joy factor” in my room – aka make myself happy with myself and my life. I think I re-found…

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Feb 03 2012

Up and running…..

It seems as though I probably should have written sooner, but I haven’t. Forgive me. Since the semester started, things have been a little crazy. I have decided to fully commit myself to the TPRS teaching method which means that at least 50% and pushing upwards of more is in the foreign language. It takes…

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Jan 29 2012

An interesting week! Reflect.

So it was an interesting week in my school, as my previous two posts may have indicated.  I’ve hit some lows this week — in motivation especially.  Since starting this job I have been tired, and frustrated with my kids and myself and my life and my abilities.  I’ve been frustrated with my school.  This…

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Jan 27 2012

Early Morning Ramblings..

While I feel like I have neglected this blog, this entire month has seemed like a blur.  The past 4 weeks have gone by so quickly, and second semester has been such a breath of fresh air!  The same challenges are also around, as in I have to change my daily schedule many times a…

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Jan 26 2012

My previous post

Is now password protected, since freedom of speech is an illusion in this country.

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Jan 25 2012

Protected: I was written up yesterday…

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Jan 14 2012

It’s beeeeen One Week!

So I’ve decided to try and commit to a weekly reflection, posted here, about the week/my job in general/education in general/TFA haps in my region.  The wandering of a slightly crazed elementary school Spanish teacher This week was our first week back at the job (we had two weeks off instead of the usual one).…

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Jan 09 2012

Teaching in 2012: Lots of thoughts

I think my resolution this year is to live intentionally. I want to erase those moments of cool irony from my life–I think it takes a lot of courage to announce your passion for the world, to embrace it and its wonder. It is easier and safer to be cynical and jaded. But if more…

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Jan 01 2012

The 2 weeks that I was not Mi’ Ball

It is New Years Day and the end of break is very near.  Tomorrow I will return to being Mi’ Ball, even though our students do not come back until Wednesday (not complaining, I could use 2 days of waking up early again before they come back).  This is also the 1/4 of the way…

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Jan 01 2012

Reflections and Resolutions

December 31, 2011 On the last day of the year, as I soak up my last bit of home before heading back to Arkansas tomorrow and back to my kiddos and Aula 6A on Monday, I realize that I have so much to be thankful for and that I have learned so very much in…

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