• 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

Apr 16 2014

Arne Debunkin’

A little over three years ago, I first encountered Arne Duncan when he spoke at the TFA 20 year alumni summit and described the miracle school Urban Prep.  He implied that this school had a 100% graduation rate and a 100% college acceptance rate, which inspired me to investigate this clam leading to my very…

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Apr 11 2014

The Final Report

This will probably be my last blog for TeachForUs.  It has been three months since I left teaching and TFA.  As I wrote previously, I had a family problem that required us to re-engineer our lives to save our son.  Since moving to Oklahoma, he went off the deep end and we had to act…

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Apr 09 2014

Going beyond “Hands-On”

I have had some proud moments with my kids in the past week or so.  Why? Yesterday, as my students in 1B were building solar ovens, one student, with his hands full of plastic wrap and working together with two other people to try to get the plastic wrap to go around their oven just…

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Apr 08 2014

THE DAY OF TESTING

Apr 08 2014

On Teaching Black

Apr 07 2014

Prep them to Death

Apr 05 2014

Where I pass the tests!

Apr 02 2014

The Engagement Diaries

Apr 01 2014

Student Conversations I’ve Overheard…

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