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Jun 06 2013

Taught, Teach, Will Teach

Well, I made it through Year One.
Our students finished school about two weeks back, we had a week of inservices to make up for snow days, and then I packed up and headed out for the summer.
I don’t really want to spend too much time on my personal struggles during my 2nd semester, but I will say that I
-Spent 4 weeks out of school, 3 of those in a hospital
-Became very familiar with the medical system/how insurance works
-Got cabin fever holed up in my house during a 4-5 day snow storm
-Loved almost all of it
As far as results go, i’m not sure how to feel about my students achievement this year. None of them failed thankfully, and unlike some in our school I didn’t have to sell my integrity to make that happen. I was beyond impressed with the hard work my struggling students put in towards the end of…

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Dec 30 2012

A Winter Break Update

Happy holidays! Apparently, myself and all other 2012 CMs need to blog more. Seriously, to not do so shows that we are undoubtedly ashamed of our jobs, miserable with our experience, and afraid of what others might think about what we are doing. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Surprisingly, I am none of those things, at least not as…

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Nov 08 2012

A Tale of Three Classes


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it…

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Oct 15 2012

So Here’s What You Missed…

Problem: How does one possibly communicate the craziness of leaving all that is familiar, going through two months of intense training, and starting a new job in a new area? Solution: Not attempting to and leaving his blog alone for nearly five months. —————————————– Hello from the land of…..I’m not sure what would chiefly represent…

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Greetings Programs! (extra points if you get that reference) I’ll just get this out of the way. Yes, this is my first post. It’s true, first posts are awkward. For this I apologize. Now that we have acknowledged this, lets move on shall we? There will certainly be an “About Me” section at some point;…

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