About this Blog
Stories and reflections about the TFA experience in the Delta.
I made it through week one! Instead of having a million things on my mind I constantly think about my students now. It’s been awesome meeting everyone and appreciating the variety of people that sit in my classroom. I teach mostly 9th graders, but definitely 10th and 11th graders as well. Everyday by 7th period I’m exhausted. I have to say some periods are easier than others, but overall I think we’ve set a positive and hardworking tone for our classroom. We’ll see how it goes!
During morning duty outside I think an ant bit me on the foot. It may have been a fire ant. It was on Wednesday and I still have a giant itchy painful welt and it constantly reminds me that it’s still there… Readers, you might think, girl that’s nasty, don’t share that with us. But actually, I think it’s cool that one ant…
I feel like I have ten thousand things on my mind. I start thinking about one thing and before I know it I’m distracted by another. Same thing about feelings. I’m unusually calm and then suddenly extremely overwhelmed. Yesterday I ran into one of my students at Wal-mart. He came up to say hi to…read more »
It’s been a long time since I posted, apologies. Teachforus sent me several emails to remind me to post. I have been busy with life changes and those fun sorts of things not necessarily TFA related. Coming out of Institute it felt like my entire world revolved around teaching and Teach For America. But no…read more »
Institute ended on Friday. The First 8 Week Kick-Off (it’s basically more training) began yesterday and ends on Wednesday. Then I get to be a real person again, it’ll be refreshing to get away from cafeteria food and the dorm lifestyle. I’m not even sure where to start. Institute ended so quickly and a lot of…read more »
I’m not sure if it’s TFA lingo or just Delta Institute Greenville-Weston lingo, but J-factor stands for “joy.” Someone has already designated that for my nickname. We talk a lot about bringing the j-factor into our classrooms and just into everything we do. This is the Saturday after my first week of teaching and second…read more »
At 8:30pm I seriously considered crawling into bed and sleeping until 10am tomorrow. I found motivation to write this post after some free writing. So the purpose of this blog (maybe this should go in the About Me section, whatever) 1. Keep my family and friends updated 2. Reflect on my experiences 3. Share with…read more »
First post! For those of you who don’t know me, I will try to work on an “About Me” section when I have time. For now, just know that I’m a 2012 Mississippi Delta Corps Member, placed to teach high school Spanish in south central Arkansas. It’s been a crazy few days. Induction started on…read more »