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Teacher As Decision Maker

9.10.15 by Claire Nuchtern (Resident)

I keep losing my clipboard. Somehow, every time I transition locations throughout the school day, I seem to leave my clipboard behind. This has resulted in me running amok, introducing myself to other teachers in the building so that I can quickly ascertain if… [more]
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A Residency Year Completed

7.17.15 by Larry Shiman (BTR Graduate)

A year has passed since I began the Boston Teacher Residency Program. The year has been everything BTR promised. I worked harder over the past year than at any other time in my life, yet it was immensely rewarding, and I feel far more… [more]
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Singing the Melody: Freedom…

6.09.15 by Malcolm King (BTR Graduate)

Sticking to the melody is a natural part of singing. The composer or songwriter gives you the notes and you lilt them, as written. According to the arrangement or how the director tells you, you phrase it in a way that they tell you… [more]
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Social Justice in Science

4.15.15 by Andrew Faiz (BTR Graduate)

Six months ago I just watched and took notes.  I stood in the back of my room at Boston Community Leadership Academy as my collaborating teacher (CT) taught her biology class of twenty-seven students. I was observing her and frantically taking notes on all… [more]
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My Favorite Challenge: Teaching

2.13.15 by Amanda Aparicio (BTR Graduate)

Why become a teacher? My desire to be a teacher has multiple sources; however, the two, dominant reasons can be attributed to (1) my love for supporting people’s understanding of a topic, and (2) a desire to contribute towards creating an equitable society. Because… [more]
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I Thought I Was Ready

2.04.15 by Malcolm King (BTR Graduate)

BTR didn’t prepare me for everything. It was a tremendous program, probably the best of its kind. Our 13 months of rigorous preparation almost makes me feel boastful of the ranged approach and depth of curriculum instructional strategies in my teaching arsenal. I can… [more]
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Morning Battle

1.30.15 by Jules Perez (BTR Graduate)

This post is the first in an ongoing series. Please follow the BTR Blog for more from Jules Perez on residency life. August 15, 2014 Only 6 weeks ago I was nervously running into Orchard Gardens (OG), afraid that I was the last person… [more]
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BPE Selected to Run the Dearborn

12.10.14 by Jesse Solomon (BTR Staff)

Today, Superintendent McDonough announced that he has selected BPE to be the external operator to partner with BPS to operate the Dearborn.  We at BPE are deeply grateful for the opportunity, and we appreciate the Superintendent’s confidence.  We also appreciate the work of the… [more]
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Advocating Equity

12.09.14 by Anthony Mathieu (BTR Graduate)

If you were to step foot into some of the most high-performing college preparatory institutions of the Boston Public Schools (BPS), there are a few commonalities you would encounter: • Student engagement • Culture of rigor • Future enrollment in 4-year colleges • High… [more]
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First-Year Checkpoint

11.30.14 by Gage Norris (BTR Graduate)

Since my last reflective writing, I’ve officially become a first-year teacher, which is a formal way of saying I’ve officially become a complete and total mess with a fancy ID card. Brand new students, brand new building, brand new mistakes every single day. One… [more]
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