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May 21 2011

Two. Years.

So here is a run-down of different stages in my TFA experience: Early May 2009: I have been wait-listed for 3 months and am ready to just accept that I will not have a position. So disappointed… Late May 2009: I received an email informing me of my placement in Denver, Colorado. I almost pee…

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May 21 2011

I’m an Alum? Seriously?

I love reading blogs of incoming Corp Members. It gives me such perspective and reminds me of how it was not so long ago that I was drinking the Kool-Aid too. I had my end of year meeting today with my Program Director. She asked me what advice I would give to incoming Corp Members.…

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May 21 2011

Saying goodbye…

Yesterday, I said goodbye to my second class of 8th graders. Last year, I couldn’t get them out the door fast enough, but the class that transitioned yesterday, well, I wish I had another year with them. They are amazing kids and I watched them bounce out the door with their smiles, fully knowing that…

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Apr 14 2011

All I have in 24 days…

I am sitting here reading the aspirations of my 8th grade students in preparation for conversations tomorrow about where they should be going to high school and what they should be doing there. For some reason, am having trouble holding back tears. I have been their Economics teacher for two years and in that time,…

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Apr 12 2011

I’m a teacher?!?!

It took me until a couple months into my second year of teaching to call myself a teacher.  For some reason, it was really hard for me to admit, as though it was something to be embarrassed and conscious of.  Leave it to a Jon Stewart episode to help me to become defensive of the…

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Apr 12 2011

April 11…just another day

I can’t believe that my two years are almost over and I just now am doing this. Not writing down my thoughts, emotions, and events over time will be my number one regret as a first and second year teacher. Today was the epitome of what it means to be a teacher.  I spent the…

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Apr 07 2011

Hello world!

Welcome to Teach For Us. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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