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Mar 07 2011

Outro: Learning

by India Arie. Thanks y’all – today I found out that if you search google for “bilingual education social justice” you find my resources page in the top 5 results! Woot! Gracias for the links (in addition to the great conversation and the thought provoking posts). I’m learning a lot and I’m glad to be…

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Mar 07 2011

Like I Love You

by Justin Timberlake. I’m kind of a commitment-phobe – making my decision to join TFA that much more epic. Long time readers will remember that I started to apply to TFA 3 times before I could reach the level of commitment necessary for me to finish the application. I knew I wasn’t ready to be…

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Feb 16 2011

Switch

by TLC Once you get accepted into TFA you get lots of love and many warm welcomes. Then you get a bunch of work and administrative details to handle. What you don’t get is the following invitation for a mindframe switch: Dear Adrilicious, you’ve been accepted into TFA, that’s so great and we’re glad to…

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Feb 13 2011

Venus vs. Mars

by Jay-Z My dad has been a teacher for 38 years. He just won an award actually, among many of his others, and he’s done amazing things for his students and his community. Teaching in the same system, in the same classroom for 38 years awards him a level of autonomy many teachers never encounter.…

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Feb 01 2011

Thank you

Thank all for the comments on my last post. I really appreciated having my perspective challenged and having folks who were open to discussion. I am deeply in debt to the folks who understand critical race theory and who plan to use it in their teaching. I can’t wait to meet y’all at institute. Anyway,…

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Jan 31 2011

On to the next one

Yesterday I got a letter from a student of a current CM. It was lovely to hear directly from a student and to hear his analysis of TFA (I mean I’m assuming no CM would submit the negative reviews to TFA staff to be sent to incoming CMs). Still, even if it’s just that student…

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Jan 21 2011

Can you feel the love tonight?

Being a part of TFA (for the whole 24 hoursĀ I’ve officially been a part of the family) is great! The phone calls and the emails and the welcoming bursts of love have been much appreciated. Even though my friends aren’t as thrilled as I am, (to put it mildly) I’m happy to be a part…

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