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Oct 21 2010

A population unseen

So I am exhausted but I just need to vent for one second: So yesterday there was a ridiculous fight that broke out at our school in the cafeteria, during 2nd lunch– which is the lunch for 11th and 12th graders and the older academy. We’re talking 300-400 students in lunch at the same time.…

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Oct 03 2010


So here we are, October 2, 2010, and I have been teaching since August 23rd, 2010.  This is only my second blog post, when I swore I would post at least once a week.  Looking back on it, in so many ways I was so naive.  I heard stories from TFAers that were friends from…

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Aug 28 2010

First week

This week was one of the hardest weeks of my entire life. School started Monday. So I work at a turnaround school, that has suffered from low expectations, insufficient resources and thus low attendance and low proficiency scores in the past. 2 years ago, my school’s average daily attendance rate was around 40%. 40%!! That…

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Hello all! I have not been a diligent blogger, but I did want to bring your attention to a request I posted on DonorsChoose.org. I know many of you are familiar with the site, which allows teachers to post projects that they would like to be funded. My current project is simple: I am teaching…

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Aug 15 2010

Planning for the new year

So I have been FINALLY placed! In order to keep anonymity for my students, I will not tell you where, but it is a High School in Southeast D.C.  You could definitely say that this school is where I am most needed.  I will be teaching Chemistry (10th and 11th graders!) and I will be…

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