Tag Archives: City Year

Service and Self-Efficacy

I recently had another post published on City Year’s internal IJ Blog! You need a City Year login to be able to view the original, so the full text is included below. Sorry that there is some City Year jargon … Continue reading

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Tufts University: new “gap year” service initiative!

Tufts University is starting a new program for incoming first-year students where they can spend a year after high school doing a year of service domestically or internationally before starting their freshman year of classes the next year! http://www.tuftsdaily.com/news/tufts-officially-launches-pre-matriculation-service-program Update … Continue reading

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(Positive) Actions Have Consequences (Too!)

When working in a high-needs school (or, I’d guess, any school, for that matter), educators are trained to help students connect actions to consequences: “Well, you chose to make that rude comment in the middle of class to your classmate, … Continue reading

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ExploringTheMathTwitterBlogosphere

There is an online initiative for math educators to connect more closely online and share ideas and successes and failures: ExploringTheMathTwitterBlogosphere. I am no longer in the classroom as a math teacher, but I’ll participate anyway! I currently work for … Continue reading

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Looking like you are helping vs. actually helping

I recently finished reading Nickel and Dimed, which describes author Barbara Ehrenreich’s experience spending a year (trying to) live on income only earned through minimum wage jobs. For part of the year, she worked for a housecleaning service. During her … Continue reading

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A JetBlue ticket agent and City Year

The Setup City Year is a national non-profit which places young adults for one year each in high needs schools to keep kids on track to graduate. City Year corps members do tutoring and mentoring and lots of other work … Continue reading

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A student solidifies her new “good student” self-image

As the school year nears its end, I have been thinking quite a bit about how to solidify the personal and academic gains my students have made this year. For students who are now understanding math better and/or have a … Continue reading

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