Monthly Archives: January 2015

Teaching to the Tests

As a kid, one of my favorite things to do was visit our local library. My sisters and I would all pile into the car and swarm the children’s section. We would always try and pick what we thought were … Continue reading

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ESL or Jail?

You would think that most kids learn to read in their mother tongue. This wasn’t the case for me. Although I was proficient in speaking and understanding Korean, I remember reading in English first rather than in Korean. Little did … Continue reading

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Tournament or Education?

In the Politics of Reading course this past week, we read an article titled “Why the Grammar of Schooling Persists.” It opened up my eyes to a core idea that has been woven into both of my education classes this … Continue reading

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3 Points Make a BIG Difference

We all know the joy and heartbreak of a three point shot in UNC Basketball. But how do we feel about it when it comes to our high schools? When I first heard about the new ten point grading system … Continue reading

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Most Frequently Asked Question: Why Teach For America?

Like most education policies or programs, Teach For America is widely scrutinized. The well-known nonprofit organization has been the topic of many news articles, many of which imply that the program consists of unknowledgeable college students who aren’t ready to … Continue reading

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Reform Real Chat from a Teacher Wannabe

I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a kid. There something about school I have always loved, there is so much hope in education. In general I have always been an extremely idealistic person, sometimes to an … Continue reading

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Literacy is important to me because…

Prior to this year I had never really thought about how I would finish this sentence if I were asked to. I am afraid (and ashamed) to say I have taken my ability to read and write for granted for … Continue reading

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