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Feb 09 2013

Teaching Isn’t Fair

If you clicked on this blog because you were looking for another rant about how much teaching sucks, I’m sorry to disappoint. I think that teaching is the best job in the world. I think that anyone who thinks otherwise, should just not be a teacher. Seems like it should be that simple. I definitely do not think that teaching sucks, but I do think teaching is hard. Most days the word teacher can mean a bajillion different things depending on the day. Most days I act as, just to name a few, mother, father, police officer, nurse, counselor (to both children and parents), cheerleader, maid. Most days I come home physically and emotionally drained. Definitely happy but tired.
Today was especially hard because a student that I built a very strong relationship with left to go to a different school. She was probably, easily my biggest behavior problem, but also…

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Jan 12 2013

Lying To Children

This past week was testing week for reading, which was really exciting for me. I already had a pretty good idea of how much each of my kids was growing and around what level they had moved to but this test makes it official and tells me exactly how much they have grown. I am…

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Jan 11 2013

Takis, Hot Cheetos, and Boogers

I had never even heard of takis until I started teaching here but now they seem to be a recurring theme in my everyday teaching experience/my nightmares. I despise takis. If you don’t know what takis are, you lucky dog you, they are just like hot cheetos. They are really red, really spicy hot, snack…

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Jan 05 2013

Here I Am

Well hello world! I feel like I need to start off this little blog by introducing myself to you. I am from Texas, went to school in Arkansas, majored in elementary education, got my Master of Arts in Teaching and then applied for Teach For America last spring. Now I am here in the wonderful…

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