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Feb 23 2011

A Dream Dashed

On Monday I was standing at the front of the class room surveying my minions students as they worked in partners (if they had earned it) and singly (if they had not), I noticed something strange at the back of the room. R, who had earned the privilege of a partner but claimed he “rolled…

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Feb 15 2011

Trade offs?

I hope everyone had a nice Valentines Day out there in TFA-land. As a high school teacher, my haul is pretty small, generally just a few pieces of candy or a random cupcake here or there. This year, however, I did get one valentine card from a student: The awesome cheesieness of this card makes…

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Feb 10 2011

Bet they were stylin’

I love the conversation snippets I pick up while circling the room during group work. Today, 4th block was in reading circles, working on chapter 4 of Night by Eli Wiesel. As I pass by, the group “illustrator” had a question for his peers “Dude, did Nazis have hats?” “What? Yeah they did.” “Oh.” “What,…

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Feb 05 2011

A least and a most…

One of my least favorite things about teaching… …being called at 12:00 by the office to hear the following “So-and-so will be out sick for the next week, his father will be by right after school to pick up work, please send what you have for him down to the office.” Lets see, between 12:00…

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Feb 02 2011

Attention ENC Corps Members!

I worry sometimes about the fact that this is the only ENC blog on this site that is updated with any degree of regularity. I see my stats and I know how many people come here looking for information about “TFA ENC”, but I don’t really feel like my blog gives a full picture of…

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