Induction was only four days but it simultaneously felt so long, and so short. Even though I missed most of one day to go see my little brother graduate high school, I still felt completely engulfed in this awesome experience. And yes (as you may have heard), it felt almost exactly like college orientation.
I moderately love (and by moderately love, I mean obsessively love) that they gave us a little notebook in order to write down our thoughts, so I am so glas that I was able to quickly jot down a few thoughts in the midst of all the inspiration & amazingness that was happening.
I also love how ORGANIZED TFA has been so far. When they handed my my giant binder for four days of induction filled with handouts, daily schedules and transportation directions, a chorus of twelve tiny angels descended from heaven and sang Händel Messiah’s Hallelujah Chorus…
Sometimes you come across a piece of writing (thanks Claire!) that perfectly encapsulates your feelings on something — in a much better way than you ever, ever could. And when you come across something like that, you feel like you just have to share it. So here’s David Chura’s piece from Huffington Post that got me…read more »
“Don’t you believe there are any good white people?” I didn’t want to hurt her feelings. I told her, “People’s deeds I believe in, Miss — not their words.” “What can I do?” she exclaimed. I told her, “Nothing.” She burst out crying, and ran out and up Lenox Avenue and caught a taxi. ~…read more »
“School for fourteen years and my best teacher was experience” ~Common When you say that you want to be a teacher, people always ask you why. I guess they ask that to other people too, but it seems to me they ask teachers specifically. “Did you have a teacher that inspired you?” they always ask…read more »
What inspired me to keep this blog (or at least try) is make an effort to talk back. If you know me personally, you know I will always tell it like it is, and won’t hold back. I want this opportunity to blog to express my own experience as a Teach for America corps member, in…read more »