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Nov 29 2010

The Joke That Got Me Through My First Year

I wonder if I would have made use of this site, had it been around my first year of teaching. I like to think that I would have and that most of the details from my horrible, yet instructive, first year of teaching would have been preserved in a series of blog entries. I look…

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Just wanted to be the first publish that line publicly. Long essay about the appointment of new New York City Chancellor Catherine Brown coming soon …

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Nov 11 2010

My Options

For three years, between 1992 and 1995, I wrote a monthly column for the TFA-Houston newsletter. I’ve been recently digging them up and posting them here. Parts of these essays have appeared in my two books, but the ‘director’s’ cut of these writings haven’t been seen in fifteen years. This particular essay is about how…

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Nov 02 2010

My Reason

After my extremely challenging first year and very good second year of teaching, I decided to stay for a third year of teaching. Back then, I didn’t even know if that was ‘allowed’ but I wanted to. Just as it is today, this decision wasn’t received with any fanfare from TFA. I wrote the following…

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