Monthly Archives: July 2010

“Trying to find the right answer at any cost.”

((current status = up at 8am for Regents tutoring, none of my students showed up, and college seminar with 9th grade at 1pm…and found out they’re not going to get their field trip tomorrow, despite the improvements in their behavior. … Continue reading

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We can’t teach them if we don’t know where they’re coming from.

((current status = furious at the higher-ups, but the kids were wonderful)) There seems to be an unspoken law, at my nonprofit organization at least, that as the kids grow more and more chill, engaged, and cooperative, the higher-ups grow … Continue reading

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A typical good day.

((current status = hollow)) Shelonda is a junior. She’s buff, easily twice my size, with the kind of face that says, I grew up hard. She’s assertive but soft-spoken, and, like most of the bigger kids, great to work with–sure, … Continue reading

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Cutting off your nose to spite your face.

((current status = well, I have something new to feel anxious about: I was accepted to present at Purdue’s 2010 conference on Graphic Engagement. I’m interpreting as an excuse to rewatch Gurren Lagann. But god I hate public speaking and … Continue reading

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First blood.

((current status = tenderness near the inside corner of my left eye but the cut has closed and anyway my glasses more or less hide the scab)) Wednesday was my first day with the rising 9th grade (the students who … Continue reading

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