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Aug 07 2012

New Placement!

So, I haven’t been posting about my placement process (which has finally worked out) because I didn’t want to jinx it before everything was finalized. With the help of TFA, I have secured a new placement for my second year at an amazing program. I will be teaching an Early Learn/Head Start class in a bilingual district…

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Apr 27 2012

Lesson Planning

During TFA Institute, I hated the process we went through for lesson planning. At the beginning, someone tried to insist that this was the way we would lesson plan during the year, and so it was a worthy skill to develop in this way. Ultimately however, my CMA agreed that it was unlikely we would plan in this…

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Mar 14 2012

Social tools for educators

A new social tool has been released recently called Pinterest- you’ve probably heard of it. It is a tool that allows users to set up different boards for their various interests, and “pin” to them, the way a person might pin to a cork board or an idea board in a physical space. They have…

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Mar 13 2012

On killing the boredom:

Well it’s been a month, and I am no closer to having a job than I was the day I was let off. I have however successfully created a situation in which I can observe, volunteer and substitute in an effort to maintain, improve and reflect on my practice. Fortunately my placement region is where…

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Feb 24 2012

Moving Forward

As of yesterday, TFA sent out my resume to three separate charter networks in the city that have open mid-term and long-term positions. I have heard from two of the three already, and have phone interviews set up for early next week. Although my ideal situation would have been to have found a student teaching…

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Aug 30 2011

Why Teaching is Important

Teaching is like giving a gift, every day, to a ton of people. So I guess it’s more like giving a lot of gifts, every day. These gifts don’t cost much money, only time, energy, and love. For me, I will be giving gifts every day to a bunch of 3- and 4-year-olds, and what…

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