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Jan 15 2012

Why I Teach for America?

As mid-year approaches, I can think of all the things that I would like to change. I think about all the kids that I have not reached or I have not taught enough. I recently read my letter of intent of why I want to teach of America. There are a million reasons why I…

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Sep 24 2011

How did you get here?

First, I must apologize for my lack of blogging.  It was on my to-do list for quite some time, but it had not made it to the top of the list until today… So to catch you up, I have been teaching 7th grade language arts for 4 weeks now.  It has been the hardest,…

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Aug 12 2011

An end brings a new beginning…

First, I apologize for my lazy blogging.  There are no reason for excuses, so I will try to catch you up on the past 4 weeks. Institute finished up in Cleveland, Mississippi with a BANG!  It was one of the best weeks of my life.  My students did relatively well on their end of summer…

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Jul 10 2011

5 days to reach our goal

It seems that I have not been blogging as regularly as I would like, so I will try to wrap up the last 4 weeks in a short amount of time. I arrived in Cleveland Mississippi only 4 weeks ago.  Cleveland is a town about the size of some most small towns in PA, but…

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Jun 08 2011

Remember why…

Today was my first challenging day (of many to follow I am sure) on my TFA journey.  I was full of mixed emotions all day, and at times, I struggled with what I was bringing to the table when I was surrounded with so many talented young people. This post will investigate what I have…

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May 24 2011

22 year old in a catch 22

So, today starts my last official week as a resident of PA.  This is very surreal to someone who has lived in the same house in the same town for her entire life.  Twenty two years is a long time to live anywhere and in a mere week, I am supposed to pick up and…

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Feb 16 2011

The Excitement Dwindles

After nearly 4 weeks since I got the exciting news, that I was accepted to the 2011 corps, the excitement is beginning to wear off. Although I am still enthused about the upcoming opportunity, my main emotion is now to be simply overwhelmed. There are a million things to worry about. First, the PRAXIS tests.…

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