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Jul 13 2013

It’s All said and Done

Welp, I made it. Institute is officially over and at 4am I will be making the 16hr drive back to MD. Boy do I miss it, who would’ve thought. You know what I may miss more though? My kiddos… they really touched my life in ways I did not think was possible in the course…

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Jul 10 2013

My Institute Experience, Thus Far

So, between my PhD program, teaching, session, lesson planning, and well…sleeping, I’ve been quite busy and I have no had the chance to blog.  So here’s my quick and dirty.   Week 1: This week was basically us getting acclimated to being at Rice University and for some of us being back in a dorm…

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Jul 09 2013

Thoughts on Diversity

This question was left by a Corps Member in a recent Diversity session I facilitated. Given the nature of the high need and sensitivity of working in low income communities through Teach for America, do you personally feel that TFA (institute) adequately prepares corps members to enter classrooms in August? A corps member left this…

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Jul 06 2013

Wow, it’s week 5!

So this week begins week 5 of Institute.  Institue is 5 weeks long.  Meaning…it is the last week!! I can’t believe how fast the past 5 weeks have flown by but am also feeling like I haven’t seen my family or friends back home in about 100 years.  This crazy experience ending is a little…

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Jul 06 2013

1 week to go!

Wow, time sure has flown. I am wrapping up my institute experience which is so crazy. Since my last post I was able to celebrate the 4th of July with my lovely TFA comrades. TFA threw a big community pork BBQ shindig, complete with $1 beer and wine coolers, volleyball, cornhole, and a live band.…

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Jul 05 2013

The End, For Now

Day 180: I intentionally waited a while to write this post. This is because the last day of school felt so weird – so incomplete and unsatisfying – that I wanted to let it sit for a while. Most of the last day was great. We had kids write letters to their teachers, thanking them for…

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Jul 03 2013

I’m still alive :)

This institute thing isn’t as bad as its cracked out to be. I made the switch to reading this week. Yah I don’t like it as much but the kids are SOOOOOOO much better behaved in the mornings. Not only that but making a reading lesson plan is 5billion times easier for me (for some…

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Jun 29 2013

Finally writing!

So I have been in the Delta for 4 weeks now and it has flown by! I have seen things I never thought I would (catfish farms, mosquito spray trucks, the list goes on and on) and have never met such great people.  It has already been such an adventure filled with ups and downs…

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Jun 29 2013

Another week down

Goodness, it’s been a week since I posted last!? Time sure does fly…. when youre having a GREAT TIME!!!! This week was awesome. I finally feel good about teaching and I can tell my quirky personality is starting to come out in my lessons. My students are really vibing off of it and I feel…

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Jun 26 2013

I can’t stop.

This past year was the most challenging of my life. It’s ridiculous how generic and yet all encompassing that sentence is. From my father’s lung transplant during Institute to the wild behavior and pure contempt I handled on a daily basis in the classroom (what’s up, sixth period!) I never really had a second to…

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