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Jan 22 2012

Reasons I hate my MTLD

I don’t really hate him. My MTLD is a nice guy. He works hard and he goes out of his way to help me. In fact, from what I have gleaned from other corps members, he’s probably one the best MTLDs my corps has. But right now, I really hate him. I’ve been doing good lessons for the past 12 weeks (I’ll be the first to admit that my first 6 weeks sucked). Now I’m in the 4th 6 weeks and I’ve had so much on my plate as far as administrative duties (especially since my mentor teacher/grade-level partner/department head was promoted over Christmas break, leaving me with ALL of her duties) that lesson planning was moved to the back burner. The way I had to look at it was… if I don’t get this paperwork done, we get sued. If I have a bad lesson, I can fix it…

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Jan 13 2012

That one kid

I say one, but I guess I really mean 2. Every teacher has 2 kids that they will always remember. The first is the good kind. When you meet a teacher (especially a TFA teacher), they always have that story of the one kid that they changed. That one kid they saw succeed and go…

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Dec 14 2011

Special Ed is like Hawaii

Special education is like Hawaii. This was the conversation I had with my mentor teacher. When people think of special education, most people tend to lump us all together off in our own little place. Yes, we’re part of the world of education, but often times, we’re so far┬áremoved that we hardly feel like we…

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Nov 18 2011

When your kids are special…

You call me. When you have a child that doesn’t seem to get it… you call me. When there’s a kid that’s acting a fool in your class… you call me. When you can’t read the accommodations page… you call me. When you don’t understand the BIP… you call me. When you have a kid…

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Nov 17 2011

Hello world!

Welcome to Teach For Us. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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