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Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap

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For some reason, the 10th anniversary of September 11th has really affected me. I guess it’s because I’ve been repressing, to some degree, the actual event for the past ten years. It’s never been truly comprehensible, and I do agree that we as Americans have to move on and live our lives–not doing so would…

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Sep 02 2011

Starting up this blog thing

Hello everyone! (Or one person…or no one…) I’m about to finish my 4th week teaching 5th grade in Atlanta, and I must say I’m pretty happy on the whole with things. Have they been stressful? Of course. Has classroom management been perfect? Definitely not. But overall I feel really good about it. However, this is…

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Sep 01 2011

Why is teaching important?

Teaching transcends the here and now–the present state of one’s circumstances, whether bountiful or sorely lacking–and forces us to focus on intangible possibility. A child may only see herself as she is, wearing clothes she is ashamed of to school and looking away with embarrassment because she cannot read on-level. But teaching pushes her along…

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