Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Jan 06 2011

Kids are perceptive

Because he knew I was on the brink of tears

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Dec 22 2010

Should I do TFA?

It’s funny because if I were to have done my research prior to applying (and later committing to) to Teach for America, I do not know that I would have followed through.  However, hindsight being 20-20, I do have questions that you can ask yourself to determine if you “should” “do” “TFA?” All things being…

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justwhenyouthinkyourlifeistogether it falls apart. and you keep asking yourself “what’s wrong with me?” when people comment about your former life, the one before you were a teacher, you get upset. when you think about your former life, and the happiness therein, you get upset. and you feel tricked. played. nobody ever told me it would…

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Oct 28 2010


This is your third warning; I will see you during lunch. But miss what did I do? Joshua, I am not playing this game today. I will see you during lunch. But I didn’t do anything…… Clenched fists as we walked to the cafeteria and back. I don’t want to hear your voice right now…

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Oct 27 2010


When you finished your selection quiz during our reading intervention block, I asked you to choose between a word search and a vocabulary builder. Without hesitation, you picked the word search and completed it silently and independently. After that,  bad teacher didn’t have anything else for you to do, so I asked you to take…

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Jun 29 2010

Conversation is not necessary

She apologized and said “I’m sorry, normally I am a really bubbly person.”  I said, “We’ve been up since 5 am, so when you don’t talk to me as I sit next to you on the bus, please trust that I don’t think you’re a horrible person. Really, on these rides home, conversation is not…

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May 31 2010


My high school English teacher smoked her chalk. The evidence of the sin was always upon her lips. She simply stood there with the chalk in her mouth, nodding in agreement to whatever words were added to our class discussion. She was a Mrs., but the way we hurriedly said her name transformed her from…

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May 22 2010


in your inbox, your mailbox, or your voicemail box. Life moves fast and this process moves faster.

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Mar 25 2010

On a midnight train to…. Philadelphia

I have wanted to take up blogging lately. I kept a blog in high school but let life get in the way of maintaining it once I was in college. I love being able to go back and re-read some of my thoughts. I simply love that feeling of being able to go back in…

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