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I did not have a particularly successful October in my internship, though I started the month off feeling very confident. Coming out of undergrad, I felt like I had a solid foundation of knowledge, both English and pedagogy related, to use as I worked with my eighth graders in a Title I, majority-minority school. All … Continue reading »

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My Transformative Experience

I was tasked with writing a 500 word statement on a transformative experience that has happened during my time in the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington. There was only one possible thing I could write about, but it is deeply personal. I avoided writing this but in the end have found … Continue reading »

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Life Stories Told in Ink

I’m a Millennial and like all stereotypical nerdy non-conformists, I have tattoos to help tell my life story. My starfish on my foot reminds me that every step I make, I can be making a difference. Every step I take can be and should be towards making the world a better place. The starfish story … Continue reading »

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On Learning to Write

By the time I entered kindergarten as a just-turned-5-year-old, I already knew how to read and write. The reading came when I was three and jealous of the attention my six year old sister got when she worked on her 1st grade assignments. I too wanted to be near my parents with a book at … Continue reading »

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My Application Essay to UMW

I originally didn’t get into the University of Mary Washington after applying to transfer from Northern Virginia Community College. I had mediocre grades from my own lack of trying and from what turned out to be only the beginning of my journey of chronic health problems and disabilities. My original essay lacked any soul. It … Continue reading »

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Instruction & Assessment Infodoodle

For some odd reason, assignments for my Graphic Novels (ENGL 386) class kept seeming to collide with what I needed to do in EDU 351. A book I read for the literature class became my inspiration for the semester. After reading and writing a blog article on┬áMaus, that novel and its symbolism became my topic … Continue reading »

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