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¡Estamos en Huelga! The First Two Days

Open the gates and seize the day Don’t be afraid and don’t delay Nothing can break us, no one can make us Give our rights away…              -“Seize the Day” from Disney’s The Newsies The first … Continue reading

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Why I Strike

A lot of Chicago teachers are being asked why we choose to strike. This morning, a colleague thanked me for being out on the line today. My response was, “Where else would I be?” When I woke up before dawn … Continue reading

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First Day

This morning was a blur as I rushed around, getting ready for school. I thought it a miracle that I had managed to shower, dress, get my breakfast and lunch together and still make the 7:15am bus. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

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Getting Ready OR Am I a Teacher Yet?

The answer is definitely YES! My classroom is so beautiful. It’s a big room with cabinets for storage, a whiteboard which takes up an entire wall, a desk with computer, huge modern windows looking out towards a major street and, … Continue reading

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Teaching Shakespeare

For the past week, I’ve been a busy little bee trying to teach my 12th grade students the Ways o’ the Bard. We began with an informative and Halloween-themed powerpoint which reviewed some of the less-fascinating data points. Shakespeare’s background, … Continue reading

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Teaching Reflectively OR How Can I Make This Better?

“Teach reflectively.” “Practice reflective teaching.” This is what my professors are constantly asking of me. As part of my student teaching course, we are asked to reflect weekly, in writing, on our week. In other courses, we have given mini-lessons … Continue reading

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On Reading Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons

I read Odd Girl Out: the hidden culture of aggression in girls by Rachel Simmons as part of an Ed Psyche assignment. Below you will find an unedited copy of the paper I turned in. My next post will be … Continue reading

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