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Aug 24 2012

Week One– Check!

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…

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Aug 19 2012

First Day of School Tomorrow

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…

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Aug 12 2012

I’m back?

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…

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Jul 16 2012

El fin de Institute

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…

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Jul 03 2012

Finding the J-factor

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…

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Jun 09 2012

El Dorado

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…

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Jun 07 2012

First Impressions

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…

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Stories and reflections about the TFA experience in the Delta.

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High School
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