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Jun 27 2010

What’s left of this week

What a week, I tell you what! I’m very slow at lesson-planning, and so the work-load for me has been very similar to the load during that high point in that last semester of college, when you think you must be dreaming every time you look at your to-do list. Up at 5:30am, teaching from…

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I never seem to be able to justify sitting down and typing about everything that’s going on down here for as long as I feel like I should. But before I get back down to lesson-planning and rehearsing and all that jazz, I thought I’d get some things down. We got to observe our classrooms…

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Jun 15 2010

About Tuesday

I’m really digging all the learning I’m doing in so short a time. During the sessions, it’s sometimes frustrating just because I’m used to such a slower pace, but there’s always ample guided practice time afterward to get it right. It seems crazy that there are only three instructional days between me and the classroom…

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Jun 15 2010

Induction vs. Institute

Middle School of Fine Arts? … Texas is weird. It’s 6:15 am and I’m getting ready to head to DAY TWO! of Institute. Yesterday was mostly fantastic, and very interesting, and very long. The total # of typos and misplaced apostrophes or commas in TFA texts has increased from zero to 3. And while an…

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