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May 26 2013

Math Resources

My TFA placement was in middle school math (grades 7-8), and I continue to teach math and cultural subjects to middle grades students (grades 4-6).  I care deeply about making math meaningful, even when that outlook hasn’t meshed with school and student cultures.  Here are some of the resources I use and recommend: Free Online…

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May 26 2013

Enough to be dangerous

As TFA corps members, many of us entered teaching with a great passion for education and educational equity.  We cared about our kids and would attempt to do that which was in our “locus of control” to guide students to meeting big goals (and, let’s be honest, TFA led us to believe almost everything was…

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Jul 25 2010

7 percent…

This morning I’m full of joy and anticipation as I look to the school year in just two weeks.  These past two weeks have been quite enjoyable and imperative to feeling settled for the school year.  I’ve moved into my apartment, organized my things, stocked the pantry shelves, and added some furniture (with help from…

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As I write this afternoon, I almost long for the time incentives posed by a ticking clock, mounting bill, and gaggle of travelers.  The emotionally-charged nature of a blog, whether on my experiences abroad or my preparations for teaching, slows my communication as I search for the words to express my myriad emotions, and I am convinced that last summer’s…

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