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Reagan Lightsey
Oxford, MS
"Stay open; lightening may strike."
Interests: Educating the Youth of America, Hitting the Pavement, Unwinding
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My father always told me to beware of the word “assume.” “You know what they say about ‘assume,’ don’tcha?” “What?” I’d ask, just to give him the opportunity to tell me again. “Assume makes an ass out of ‘u’ and ‘me’.” And I guess he was right. I came into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Reagan Lightsey's blog
It hit me just yesterday that the end of the 3rd nine weeks is THIS Friday. The year has absolutely flown by. I also cannot believe the stark difference between this year and last. I am closing in on a second year at an ENTIRELY different school teaching an ENTIRELY... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Reagan Lightsey's blog
Why...or Why NOT to Join the "Most Competitive Teaching Program in the Country" I went back to see why I said someone should/should not joint MTC last year and then realized that that must have been one of blogs I failed to do… oops. So, I get start fresh, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2011 at Reagan Lightsey's blog
A student just left my classroom after winding down our private conversation with the words, "I've never told anyone that." As a teacher, you always think you'll be ready for some moment like this one--some moment that proves you're worth your salt--where you are more than a lesson delivery machine.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Reagan Lightsey's blog
Let me begin by explaining that I had the ingenious idea to live a full hour away from the school at which I teach... That said, my day begins at 4:45am---5:15 if I am completely prepared and can roll out of bed to put on clothes and make my oatmeal--which,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at Reagan Lightsey's blog
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I wrote this about a student of mine (17 years old) that I am deeply concerned about. Ironically, we discussed her life's issues a week ago and I gave her my phone number. Saturday night my phone rang--her boyfriend (23 years old) who she was living with committed suicide--she found... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Reagan Lightsey's blog
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