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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About: The Last Day

I came to the last day of school. I felt a wide array of emotions, from relief and excitement to fear and sadness. Mostly though, I think I was exhausted. As I came to school, I was still planning to … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About: Shawshanking

I heard an amusing term during my time at the charter school: Shawshanked.  A teacher used that term to describe how a teacher prepared to resign.  She started sneaking out small amounts of her classroom materials each day, not enough … Continue reading

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Films About Women 28

1 Fair Game I almost did not see this film. I told my friend about Fair Game, which tells the story about Valerie Plame Wilson, a spy who was outed by the White House in retaliation for her husband speaking … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About 3: The Second Last Week

On Monday, I went to school as I normally did. (Ok, I have to vent right now. They made the teachers punch in and out. Two things 1 They couldn’t get a computer for my classroom but they could put … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About 2 : Spreading the News

The next day, I called my mom to tell her the news. It was a Saturday so I called her the next morning.  My mom tends to wake up early.  I called her and walked her through my horrible, horrible … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About Part 1: The News

I received the news that I was being laid off on a Friday. It was at the end of a terrible day, undoubtedly the worst day I had ever spent in a classroom. I could tell the story, and I … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About : Prologue

I realize that before I start talking about my time being unemployed I have to talk about what I was doing before I was laid off. Back in August, I was hired to teach elementary at a charter school. It … Continue reading

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