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Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Jun 24 2009

Year one: check

I am a 2008 corps member in the DC Region. I just finished my first year teaching Spanish. I never really got around to blogging this past year, but at the end of the year I realized that much of this year has been a blur. I can’t even recall many of the day-to-day details of my first year teaching. For this reason I plan on trying to blog more often my second year.
In general, this first year was a series of ups and downs. Every single day was different; some successful, some unsuccessful. The first 6 months were tough because I spent so much of my time with trial and error in terms of instruction and classroom management only to fail time and time again. However, from April onward teaching became so much easier. My classes of 40 middle school kids could be controlled more than I thought,…

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