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Dec 22 2011

“Just Drink the Kool-Aid and Be Happy”

Update 12-23-11: Today was by all measures a great, positive day! The kids loved their Shipley’s doughnuts, hot Cheetos, sodas, candy, pizza etc. I was worried that they wouldn’t like my special Kool-Aid mix (4 quarts water, one red Kool-Aid mix, one raspberry lemonade mix, one+ cup of sugar), but they absolutely loved it!! “Mr.…

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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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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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