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Jul 18 2010

The Cure For TFA’s Lack Of Humor

When I say that TFA has no sense of humor, I’m not talking about the thousands of staffers, CMs, and alums. Individually, most of the CMs and CMAs I’ve met do try to keep a sense of perspective that allows them to laugh at some of their own mistakes. When it comes to the organization…

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Jul 07 2010

Common teacher mistake #7

Common Teacher Mistake #7 — Overconfidence. This is one that particularly applies to new TFA teachers. I was a victim of this myself, back in the day, and the fact that it’s still a prominent issue makes me worry that TFA contributes to building that overconfidence. You know the famous Western movie cliche “It’s quiet…

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