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Hired!

I am going to be teaching high school next year!  The school is amazing, I am so excited.  It will be a crazy amount of work though, so expect some crazed/stressed/anxiety-ridden posts in a few months.  More details to come. … Continue reading

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End of Year

I left school today thinking about how much I love my students.  I was grinning like an idiot, walking all around school grounds because I forgot I parked my car further away.  They are truly the greatest kids- this morning … Continue reading

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Science

Educators live for the “Eureka!” moment, the lightbulb moment, the “I get it!” moment, the “This is easy!” moment.  It keeps my heart in the work.  And when you can quantify that moment, and even correlate teacher actions with student … Continue reading

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Bag o’ Tricks

“Hey- I had fun today. ” The words every teacher wants to hear after a good lesson. I heard them today from one of my silly boys. I win. Every teacher has a bag of tricks that they pull from … Continue reading

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Sassy

Think of the sassiest middle school girl you can possibly imagine.  Now triple that.  You’ve met N. (names of students kept private) Now I knew this girl wasn’t going to warm up to me easily.  The first week of school … Continue reading

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1st Semester: Life Lessons

It’s Winter Break!!!!!!!!!! I was just called out on having not updated this for weeks.  I think you’ll understand why by the end of this post. Reflection on things I have learned: 1) Working 14 hours a day is not … Continue reading

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Back To School

I’ve sharpened my pencils, bought a brand spankin’ new three-hole punch, and decorated my dorm room.  I’m back to school- but this time, I’m going to be the one teaching. I am about to start training for Teach For America … Continue reading

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