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“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” -Olympic Creed The Olympics have been amazing to watch (or, rather,…

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Dec 04 2011

Bring It On!?

I struggled to write this post because I’m feeling a bit ambivalent about my role within Teach For America…again. My blog so far has been fairly positive regarding my experience but I’m starting to feel like I’m sugarcoating a lot. I’ll reflect on this one day soon. In the meantime, coaching, teaching, mentoring, planning, testing, blahblahblah-ing. Bring it on, because I can handle it! I hope…

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Nov 01 2011

I’m On One [(11/1)/11]

October was challenging but I had an overall decent month that went by quickly. As November rolls in, I’m excited for what lies ahead. AND I CAN’T WAIT TO GO TO NYC!

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If you are not fighting for my students, then you are fighting against my students, which means you are fighting against me; I don’t lose fights. You see, these kids may make the team but if nothing changes, most won’t make the cut- and I ain’t talkin’ ‘bout no ball game…

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Aug 28 2011

Don’t Call It A Comeback

I have a confession: I like women’s basketball. In both basketball and teaching, In difficult circumstances, people need to see their teammates succeeding, so they have a sense of hope for what could be possible. “To be able to say I was part of turning this organization around, I would love to be able to do that.” -Sheryl Swoopes.

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