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Aug 30 2011

Charter schools & lying sixth graders

After what feels like a year’s worth of unpaid labor to TFA, I finally started working for money today- no students yet, but we have a week of professional development (aka meetings, team building activities and even some classroom set-up time).  I’m teaching 6th grade at a K-12 charter school where about 99% of students…

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Aug 09 2011

High blood pressure

If I can say one thing definitively about what TFA has done to my life, it’s that it has completely warped my concept of time– both in terms of how much I consider reasonable to pack into one day, and in how quickly the days pass.  It’s bizarre to think that we’ve been done with…

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