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Feb 01 2012

Hold Hands Not Grudges?

“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”  ~Author Unknown This post will be short- almost as short as my temper was when I discovered that my new phone had been “lost” by my local FedEx two weeks ago. Basically, I was finishing up a great week shortened due to the…

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Oct 22 2011

It’s So Hard To Find Good Help These Days

Wendy Kopp struck a nerve with me when she claimed TFA had been successful because it spent 20 years proving that poor, black children could learn. I’m sure (hoping…) that she meant something else by that, but a society that needs 20 years and millions of dollars to believe these children can learn has another thing coming to it. I want my students to get in the habit of asking good, scientific questions; and I’m not talking about: “would you like fries with that?”

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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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