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Mar 14 2011

check!

I was so productive today!  I: 1. went to work and earned the money to pay for fingerprints 2. drove down to Irvine to get my fingerprints taken 3. on the way back, got a money order at the grocery store AND 4. mailed my fingerprints in! Now it’s 5:27 pm and I don’t feel…

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Feb 28 2011

yikes.

I did my second classroom observation a few days ago, and it was a little bit frightening.  I’ve noticed that whenever I do a classroom observation, I mentally put myself in that teacher’s position, which I guess you’re supposed to do.  The only problem is that I tend to assume that my class will be…

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Feb 21 2011

who knew?

I finished all of the reading for the Pre-Institute Work last night, and in one of the last chapters, they suggested taking this test (http://www.tolerance.org/activity/test-yourself-hidden-bias) to discover your subconscious biases.  I took a few of the tests, and apparently I have biases!  I knew this, but it was kind of depressing to have a test…

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Feb 19 2011

the fun has arrived!!

My Big Box O’ Pre-Institute Work came in the mail today!  So exciting!  It included a copy of Teaching as Leadership, a big huge book of readings to do, an instruction booklet, and a DVD with all these cool video clips!  I know some people think it’s a chore, but compared to my homework for…

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"If one desires to 'stir up the world,' it is easy to be impatient with work for the sake of work. Yet no story's end can forsake its beginning and its middle." -Joshua Wolf Shank on Abraham Lincoln