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I run. I teach. I eat. I do some other stuff. Sometimes.

I'm a TA looking for a job teaching high school English and recently completed my first half marathon.

I like books, cooking, theater, hockey, and singing in the shower (or at church sometimes).

"I know that the thing under my bed doesn’t exist. But I also know that if I keep my feet under the blanket, it won’t grab my ankle."
Stephen King  (via wordsnquotes)

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me attempting to reach the goals I’ve set in life


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So nervous

Tomorrow is the first day with the kids and I have push ins with BOTH English department heads on my schedule, one of whom is retiring at the end of the year. I NEED to impress if I want a job next year.

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#EDD: What three books have impacted you the most in your life?




Here are mine:

  1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

[This was so hard…I kept wanting to add more, but I stuck with three.  I’m posting this before I can change it again…and again…and again…]

1. The Recess by Sophia Lee
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

1.) The Nancy Drew series
2.) The Bell Jar
3.) The Great Gatsby

1. The Harry Potter series
2. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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#EDD  #education dare day 
When someone brings in donuts:

At the elementary school last year: “Oh, wow, no thank you, I’m on a diet/eating healthy/etc.”

At the high school today: “DOOOOONUUUUUUTS.”

I have found my people

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"I’m an adult, but not like a real adult"
anyone between the ages of 18 and 25 (via harveyxspecter)

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Literal burn

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All the laptops at the coffee shop…



are currently displaying lesson plans.

I kind of want to jump on a table and yell “GROUP MEETING!! Get into pairs, switch computers, and evaluate each other’s lesson plans. We’ll come back and reconvene as a group in TEN minutes!”

Unofficial P.D.?? No?? Anyone??


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Education Dare Day Question 2




What are your thoughts on required teaching portfolios for education students? Did your teaching portfolio ever come in handy, say, in a job interview?

The intellectual work of creating a portfolio prepares you for the job interview. The hang-ups about no one ever actually looking at it prepares you for the seemingly endless documents and task that you must complete as an educator that seem as meaningless as the portfolio. 


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