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Oct 14 2012

What the…?

This is honestly mindblowing. The mind boggles.
It’s Sunday, so naturally I have no time to write about this, but just…. what the hell?

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Oct 10 2012

Victory from Day 1

[Yes, I am aware that is it like... Week 7? 8? Who knows... this is, as always, after the fact...] My One True Victory from Day 1 So I realized that I have failed to mention on this blog perhaps my absolute greatest triumph from Day 1 of teaching. This one small act has probably…

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Sep 29 2012

Quick Observation

(Written a week ago… finally getting around to posting…) So no real time for a real update. But I wanted to pop in and share this one observation. Brief backstory: I love history. Majored in history. Took mostly American history. Mostly African American history. Just straight up love history. If I had my way, I…

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Sep 15 2012

Almost a Month In…

So, after the first week of school, I started writing a blog post about TFA’s “Orientation”- which was basically a district-specific, more concrete set of sessions (and, as usual, I had something to say about it). I feel bad because I think it could’ve been a good post but… I didn’t get it out. And…

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Aug 24 2012

Institute Part 3: Moving On…

On Institute… So as everyone has surely noticed, Institute is long past. My whole “write a lot about Institute” plan has clearly failed. As has my “blog a lot about everything” plan. We should not be surprised by this as my “blog during Institute!” plan failed and my “blog during Induction” plan failed. Basically, I…

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Jul 29 2012

Institute: P2 Story of Instiself…

Well, anyone who has read this blog knows how I feel about the more touchy-feely side of TFA. (For those who don’t, I’ll sum it up very quickly by saying: It’s not for me. I would have liked my time spent in different ways). Therefore, it might come as a shock that I’ve decided to…

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Jul 15 2012

Institute: Part 1 of ???

So, I realized that where I last left off, I was an angry sounding bitter CM writing in the heat of severe fury, tiredness, and frustration. I am a bit calmer (and a lot happier) now and I figured I should update this blog a little bit so my abundance of faithful readers (aka… my…

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Jun 23 2012

Induction Revisited (Institute W2)

Back after Induction ended (2 weeks ago now…), I wrote a post about how I thought Induction was a lot of bonding and thinking about feelings. At the time when I wrote the post, I was mildly annoyed by the Induction “Let’s all Bond” model and thought my time could have been better spent learning…

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Jun 12 2012

The Good of Induction

As promised, this is my post about what I thought TFA did right with Induction. Or, at least, the aspects of Induction that I personally enjoyed the most and found the most useful. At this point in my life, I want things to be useful rather than merely interesting (ideally, they’d be both). Right now,…

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Jun 08 2012

What Do You Think? (Induction)

So, originally to make this blog accurate I was going to try to write a little something every day as Induction unfolded. Therefore, the first night of Induction I wrote this rambling, unorganized post about the difference between interesting and useful (and how I thought after only a day, you could see a trend toward…

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