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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?

It’s been too many years, but I’m back in the classroom and back to blogging! I loved and miss this Teach For Us community, but it looks like things have died out over here. If anyone is still reading, come on over and say hi: https://mathinaz.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/im-baaaaaack/   Thanks for a great run, teachforus.  

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Aug 19 2016

Year 4

School started this week. I’m teaching one section of AP English Literature and coaching English teachers for the rest of the day. Teaching is the deepest and most unmatched joy of my life. I can think of no greater honor. That said, this will be my last year in the classroom. I always promised myself…

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Dec 31 2015

Year 3

The whole TeachForUs site is a mess right now, but I still want to give an update about how things are going so that if they clean up the site someday, an update will still remain. I “graduated” from TFA this past spring and am currently in my third year of teaching. Still at my…

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Aug 11 2015

Transformational Change Doesn’t Happen Overnight

I wrote this blog post for TFA Top Stories and received some positive feedback, so I thought I would share it on my own page. You can access it here. https://www.teachforamerica.org/top-stories/transformational-change-doesnt-happen-overnight

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Jun 07 2015

Inescapable Privilege

Teach for America talks about privilege at every event and in every meeting. It is an unavoidable reality that as a college-educated teacher working in a low-income community it would come up. I was excited for these conversations. What I did not expect was how much it would come to take over my way of…

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May 26 2015

“Welcome to alumnihood.”

I graduated from Teach For America eleven days ago. It was a lovely ceremony; I invited a few of my closest school friends (my Houston family) and we all raised our glasses of sparkling apple juice to two years of deeply meaningful work. At the end I took pictures with flowers and certificates and that…

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After two and a half years teaching at Homestead Senior, I made one of the most difficult decisions of my life–to leave. Why I decided to leave? I still can’t logically explain it. Nothing was wrong. I had the best students, the best administration, I was doing so much, getting kids to learn, to invest…

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Mar 21 2015

#91: Affinity

One of my former students approached me around October. He really wanted to start an LGBT group and wanted me to sponsor it. I wondered why he had approached me. Over the years, I’ve developed a reputation for candor and for answering frank questions from students. I’ve always made sure to affirm the identities of…

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Mar 04 2015

Seven Truths About Being a Minority (hint: you don’t choose it)

This post has been a long time coming. It all starts with one really simple question. Why would I choose to be a minority? From the outside I seem like the stereotypical perfect American girl. I am good looking, I have good hair, I dress well, I take care of myself, I am intellectual, I…

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