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Feb 08 2011

The Math Coach…

Early in the year, a math coach from the district came to my school and observed each of us. Her attitude towards Teach For America was very negative and offered feedback that I found very difficult to conceive of implementing in my classroom (no remediation? EOCT rigor all the time? I’d lose even more than…

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Feb 01 2011

The Tuesday Highs and Lows…

One of my students very obviously does not know how to read. (Can we just stop and reflect for a minute how tragic it is that someone can make it to 9th grade without basic literacy?) His math skills are deficient, clearly, but not terrible as long as there aren’t words involved. Today, he got…

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