• Welcome to Teach For Us

    We connect Teach For America teachers and alumni with each other for support and provides a place for them to share their stories with the world.

    Each day we’re providing a window into classrooms across the country as seen through the eyes of real teachers… written in their own words.

  • The Safest Place

    Yesterday was the first time since my commitment that I realized, for some of my kids, school truly is the safest place to be for them.

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    — "And I said, Here am I, send me."
  • On the brink of transformational change

    While I know these are students who would have to make drastic changes to be competitive for these colleges, I also know that the first step is investing them in these goals.

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    — Facing La Frontera
  • No Name, No Credit

    If she doesn’t learn to put her name on her paper now, even if it’s the first and only time she forgot, when will she?

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    — Caroline in the Delta
  • A Burglar, The Flu and A Wedding

    So in one week, I had to take two days off. TWO!

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    — Becoming A Chief

Teach For Us is the network connecting Teach For America corps members and alumni who share their stories about ensuring an excellent education for all children.

Recent posts across the Teach For Us network

Feb 16 2019

Update

I was just wondering if this was still going.  I moved the blog to garyrubinstein.wordpress.com.   Are new Corps Members even told about this?   Find me on Twitter if you want to chat.

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Dec 31 2018

Year 6

I’m still here, still teaching. I have 20,330 spam comments (which I can’t figure out how to mass-delete) and one week left of blissful Winter Break. I’m back to teaching middle school now; I’m also getting my graduate degree while teaching full-time. This year has been a blur of personal and professional growth. But more…

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Sep 16 2018

#92: Well, hello!

I thought this place shut down, but on a whim I typed in the URL, and here we are! I logged in for the first time in a few years and WOOF! there are almost 20,000 spam comments awaiting moderation. My kingdom for a ‘Delete All’ button. Just for any future TFAers who might happen upon…

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Nov 04 2017

Is this thing on?

Aug 19 2016

Year 4

Dec 31 2015

Year 3

Aug 11 2015

Transformational Change Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Jun 07 2015

Inescapable Privilege

May 26 2015

“Welcome to alumnihood.”

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