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Four Things That I Have Learned as a First Year Teacher in Memphis

December 3, 2014

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By: Jenny Bitzer When I was accepted into Teach For America in October 2013, I had not imagined the ups and downs that I would experience in my first few months of teaching.  By the time that 4:00 pm rolls around and I am sitting at dismissal with my students I seem to question where […]

Why Grades?

November 25, 2014

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By: Breanna Sommers Some would say grades tell a story about a student. A grade book can show if a student can apply organizational skills when a teacher has a notebook check to see whether they have their binder in the correct order. A grade book can show whether a student can take the time […]

Why the Teach for America Process Matters

November 25, 2014

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By: Rin Palmer I applied for Teach for America starting on September 22nd, which was the second deadline. I have never had the intention or dream to be a teacher, I am not even an education major or minor, but that was what I loved about the program. They were looking for dedicated, passionate, leaders […]

6 Ways to Be More Involved as Parent of a Student in Education from Joyce C. Epstein

October 26, 2014

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By: Breanna Sommers 1) Parenting This sounds like the most obvious one (and it is), but many parents are so lost in their work and lives that they forget how much happiness and encouragement comes from an ‘I love you’ or ‘How was your day at school?’. Showing empathy and taking 15 minutes out of […]

Making Learning Fun: My Tutoring Experience at Grizz Prep

October 26, 2014

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By: Caroline Taufic Throughout my high school career I helped children with special needs learn how to dance, and I experienced a great amount of joy working with them. From those experiences, I decided that I wanted to become a Special Education teacher when I “grew up”. The only problem was that I had never worked […]

A Long Way to Begin: My Experience Volunteering at a Shelby County School

October 26, 2014

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By: Alexandra Greenway At the beginning of the semester, I decided I was ready to become more involved in the Memphis community.  I had my comfortable, fun-filled freshman year and was excited to take everything I’d learned thus far and apply it in order to help people who really needed it.  I came in contact […]

Meritocracy in Memphis Schools

September 30, 2014

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By Breanna Sommers The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Meritocracy as: a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement. In existence for most of modern Western society, Meritocracy did not originate in schools and is certainly not unique to Memphis. However, it’s profound impact on the Memphis City […]