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May 29 2011

The Third Time’s a Charm…

Here I am, back at institute for the third summer in a row. I really enjoyed both of my previous institute experiences of being an operations coordinator, which solidified my intent to apply for and join the corps, and a first-year corps member, which solidified my intent never to come to institute again (see how…

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May 23 2011

The End of Days…

Well, the apocalypse came and went, and I’m still here, finishing out the school year, hanging on to my perfect attendance record, even though I would love to take a day off or two just to sort out my life… I need to prepare for institute! Shopping, packing, completing pre-work, the list goes on. There…

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May 05 2011

The [First] Final Stretch…

My algebra students took their end-of-course test on Tuesday. Naturally, I’m very interested in seeing the results. Several students told me they thought it was easy, but I don’t necessarily believe all of them. We shall see. ¬†One of my strongest students told me today that she didn’t finish, which really frustrated me, because the…

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