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Sep 11 2011

Still Standing (Why I Didn’t Quit, Pt. 1)

For first years who are struggling and on the verge of leaving their position as I was this time last year, find someone with whom you can relate to and share your hopes and dreams…the sooner you stop asking: “why me? What did I do to deserve this?” and, instead, start asking: “why them? What did my students do to deserve this?” the sooner you’ll regain the pragmatic, if not optimistic mindset you need to affect real change in your community.

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Between a leaky AC, a lack of resources, and an unruly classroom, two car accidents nearly drove me out of TFA last year. As my technology failed me last week, I felt nervous about slipping back into patterns of last year…

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Aug 02 2011

Why So, Second Year?

After a month of reflection in Maine, I’ve decided not to again make the mistake of ignoring my thoughts on teaching in the Delta. I can accept them, move on, and improve student achievement. It starts with this blog, “River Deep, Mountain High”

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