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One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education… Today, I'm teaching 6th grade math in Texas.
This past weekend I traveled to New Orleans for the first time with my rugby team for a friendly match and short vacation from being “Ms. B.” One of the girls in my car is only playing with us for a short time because she is moving to Africa to do work improving sanitation- she created her own start-up and holds several patents at the ripe old age of 25… WOW! She is easily one of the most interesting and downright awesome people I’ve ever met. During the 5-6 hour car ride, she was talking about all of the experiences that she’s had either as an engineering student or working in the field and commented that almost always, the most simple solution to a problem is the best solution.
After playing in a rugby match, driving for over 10 hours in less than 3 days, and a night on Bourbon Street,…
Yesterday, my kids had their first math test of the year after two days of having a substitute. On Wednesday, I took a personal day so I could attend Yom Kippur services and then on Thursday I was out due to professional development. I was nervous that my 6th graders would be angry, or at…read more »
It’s hard to believe that a year ago I was over a month into my first year teaching. It’s even harder to believe that a month ago I was sitting crying in my classroom, both excited and afraid about what the 2012-2013 school year might hold. It is strange for me to think about, but…read more »