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Jun 15 2013

One Last Marathon Thursday

Day 174: When we last left our brave hero, he was up too late on Wednesday writing a Science final. We find him now, Thursday morning, desperately trying to finish said final, and then print it before first period. Never a dull moment. As usual, Thursday was a long day. Given the last-minute nature of the…

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Jun 15 2013

Limping, But Still Standing

Day 173: So, as it turns out, students near the end of the year struggle to handle Trashketball. I suppose I should’ve guessed that one. My homeroom got through a whopping six rounds; 10-12 is typical. Oops. I have a very bad TFA admission to make. Wednesday night, once I was finally done with grad school,…

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Jun 15 2013

Meetin’ the Kids

And so begins my teaching experience. Today was the first day of summer school. I wasn’t really sure what to expect as I took my post at the office near the bus overhang. Students trickled in, some looked happy and replied “mornin” as I said good morning… but most looked down and kept walking. Maybe…

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Jun 14 2013

It’s official, I am a real teacher y’all

Yah just look at the picture below… Like I said its official!!!! Tomorrow I get to meet my darling class of 11 students! We will be administering some diagnostic reading assessments so that we can track each students progress over the next month of summer school. I must say seeing my classroom was the most…

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Jun 13 2013

Might Be Going Senile

Day 172: This is the first time I’m two days late to write about Tuesday. My brain is oatmeal. If I were a runner, this would be the point where you’re nearly at the end of a marathon, muscles desperately craving oxygen. I do remember one happy moment. NM was in my room for lunch, as…

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Jun 12 2013

Missing home just a lil

Day 3 of institute over and done. Today was the first time we did concrete work. We learned to do lesson vision and plans and worked with out co-lab to draft a class vision as well. It was a lot of information but it seems really doable at this point, and even fun to some…

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Jun 11 2013

In Which a Slip-Up is Forgiven

Day 171: Finals review packets aren’t thrilling, but they’re effective. Three classes walked in and, for the most part, efficiently made their way through nine months of science. Three days until the final, and we’ve got plenty of work to do. I told a student to shut up today. It was the end of fourth period…

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Jun 11 2013

First day of summer school

Goodness, I have already been too busy to update this thing. So let me tell you how my past 2 days have been in like 10 minutes (Currently 7am, sitting in the diner at breakfast doing lesson planning) So move it was easy as pie, I am living in these really nice suite style rooms…

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Jun 09 2013

On Broken Copiers and Dead Turtles

Day 170: So, sometimes, your normal day runs into an obstacle or two. Friday was one of those days. We have three printers at school. Sometimes, one breaks. Friday, all three broke. This left me without a printer on a day when all of my classes depended on my ability to print quizzes and final exam…

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Jun 09 2013

Still Winning

Day 169: The long, tiring days typically are not “wins.” And yet, today, 12 days from the finish line, the wins kept coming. First and second period’s double block was listless to say the least, as is typical for that class. However, a late bit of pumping the kids up about how fast we’d been able…

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