Latest posts from Charlotte

Jan 08 2013

Why Teach?

This time one year ago, I had already accepted my offer to move to Charlotte and begin teaching with Teach For America. My life was consumed with finishing my college degree on time, working part-time at my university, making my last college memories with friends, and obsessively reading through anything and everything I could find…

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May 29 2012

Years, Months, Days in the Making

Thursday marks the first day of the rest of my life, the beginning of what may very well be my life’s greatest adventure. My acceptance into the Charlotte ’12 Corps came in October of 2011. Since then, it’s been researching and waiting and imagining what might be in store up ahead. Months later and that…

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Jan 16 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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Nov 15 2011

What will your legacy be?

She was the meanest, most unapproachable person on the outside…

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Oct 04 2011

LOL Teaching Is Hard

Lol indeed. I return to this blog a little sheepishly, given how completely I abandoned it, and since I only have twenty minutes before my third block starts, it won’t be a very impressive return. Nor do I expect to start writing beautiful reflective blog posts any time in the near future, since my work…

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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 13 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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Aug 08 2011

The end of institute, the beginning of an era…

Okay. I failed. I failed miserably… at keeping this blog updated and accurate. But I think I seriously underestimated how much I would work during Institute when I set out with this blog. That being said, Institute has been over and done with for a few weeks now. But now that I can look back…

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Today is my penultimate day at Institute, which I know is true but don’t really believe, partially because the whole Institute structure has totally distorted my sense of time. Constantly planning a few days ahead leaves me continually grasping to figure out where I am in the present; I simultaneously feel like I’ve been here…

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Jul 12 2011

Teacher Beats

The bus ride to the school where I teach is about 20-25 minutes long, and that is some precious listening-to-music time. Anyone who knows me can attest to how terribly picky I am about music, especially when traveling. Most people use the bus ride to sleep or bs with one another, but I NEED that…

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