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keep calm and teach on!
I’m a problem-solver. I pride myself on my ability to dive into a situation and work toward a solution. I don’t really get emotional when I know there’s work to do. Sure, I get overwhelmed or tired. I get stressed. But I don’t usually get emotional. Teach for America promised me new experiences and they’ve really delivered.
Today, I’m mad. I’m furious. I’m sad. I’m combative. And i’m taking it out by aggressively hitting these keys as I try to spread some awareness.
I’ve worked in Title One schools before…but this was a whole new level. All my professional development in my district so far was inspiring. Of course I’d encountered staff who seemed to accept that some students just weren’t worth the time, effort, and patience that would be required to see them succeed. Others seemed content to cast judgements and conclude that some students were “unteachable” Of course, I don’t agree. I get…
Induction is nearly over. I’ll be waking up in a few short hours to drive from South Carolina to Georgia Tech. It’s amaing that so many people from so many backgrounds have come together for a common vision. Albeit, my experience will be different as I will arrive late in an effort to spend time with…read more »
The buzzing of the vending machines is soothing my busy mind. I’m crouched by the on-call room because it’s cooler than the ICU waiting room and, frankly, it’s unsettling being around the surge of emotion contained in that room. Thankfully, I am actually celebrating my time here at Emory Hospital. My father finally had his…read more »
I teach! I’m strongly considering using the note card confession trend as an introduction during the first week or so. Click the link for a video my colleagues created. I cant figure out how to embed the video here.read more »
Is this thing on? I’ve been reading a bunch of TFA statistics, other blogs on teachforus, and their experiences during their first two years but I’m pretty curious about life after your first two years. Ideally, I want to be a teacher for a substantial portion of my life. How do I best accomplish this? What else…read more »
Once again, I’m stumbling around the internet searching for drops of information that might paint a clearer picture of what my life might consist of during the next two years. I can’t seem to contain myself. I’m daydreaming about June, i’m fantasizing about August and i’m living for May. Frankly, it’s annoying to combat the…read more »
I’m thrilled to be a 2012 corps member! As my journey to bring equal education to my placement region continues, I’ll blog about my perspective and dispositions. I’m really looking forward to developing as a teacher and an individual I’m currently studying Middle Grades Education and Geology at Georgia College and State University. Originally, my…read more »