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Jan 20 2011

“I Won’t Learn From You”

I won’t Learn From You and Other Thoughts on Creative Maladjustment by Herbert Kohl was recommended to me by TFA. Like the other books they recommended, I requested it from the Library. I got it in today and began reading it as part of the strategy to study for the certification exam. I thought it…

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This call was all about certification and testing. We went over a “certification overview” as well as discussed the next steps that we will be taking. For certification in the state of Texas, you can get a preliminary certification for one year after passing the content exam (see previous post). In addition, you must have…

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Jan 17 2011

Certification – Step One

So it is official as of 4:10:39 pm CST today that I applied or alternative certification program in Texas. **happy dance around my room** I find it some how fitting that I submit this application on the first day of my final semester in college. It seems to bring everything out full circle. Ending one…

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Jan 17 2011

TFA 20th Anniversary Summit

I just finished registering with TFA’s 20th Anniversary Summit in Washington, D.C on Feb 11-13, 2011. I am super excited I will get to meet new, current, and former Corp Members as well as staff and posisbly the founder, Wendy Kopp. I will arrive on Thursday Feb 10 in the late afternoon after a flight…

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12/8/2010 Just participated in the first transition conference call and I think I know why I was picked for RGV. They stressed in their 2015 vision that graduating from high school should be the floor- that we are striving for something more than just that. We are looking for a way to push them to…

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Jan 17 2011

12/4/2010

So I downloaded the TEXES preparation manual for test 111 Generalist Grades 4-8, which is what I believe my subject level to be. And now I’m having a slight freak out! I have to know math and science and be able to teach this to young children. I also have to be able to know…

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Jan 17 2011

11/9/2010

I MADE IT IN!!!!! I was accepted to Teach For America to teach all subjects grades 4-8!!!! SO excited! Words are limited to express my joy at this news. I literally jumped up and down with extra excitement- the rest of my day was just beautiful-nothing could ruin the high (nothing did ruin it into…

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