Latest posts from Chicago

Jun 18 2012

Hello World

I am really excited about having my own Teach for Us blog! Reading these blogs really helped me decide to join TFA last fall and has always provided the nitty gritty on what to expect. For some reason, it can seem rather difficult to find genuine information about certain aspects of the program. The title…

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Jun 17 2012

Induction vs. Institute

Let’s begin.

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Jun 17 2012

Pardon the mess…[virtual construction]

I’m having some issues about how to work this blogging interface. So, pardon the mess or if the posts show up without punctuation but I’m still trying to figure out how this works. I’m slightly irritated that Teachforus.org doesn’t let me use my own theme and I have to use their’s. It’s not very creative…

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Jun 17 2012

The Basics

Hi family, I know you’re eagerly reading this to find out more about what I’m doing in Chicago

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Jun 15 2012

“All The Children Are Above Average”

I need to give a quick shout of thanks to Garrison Keillor. Yesterday was interview day, and while it didn’t produce the results I wanted, it at least gave me a comforting experience with one of the interviewers. “So,” he said, looking at my resume. “Did Garrison Keillor drive you down here,” (I laughed) “and are…

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Jun 13 2012

The Obligatory First Post

Ever since I stumbled upon Teach For Us, I’ve dreamed about writing my own blog on the site. One day, I thought… Well, that day has come, and it’s been a long one. After spending the night in a Ramada on Lake Shore Drive, Mom and I pulled up to the Illinois Institute of Technology…

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Jun 11 2012

The adventure begins tomorrow…

The car is all packed up, pre-work almost complete, and I am ready to hit the road. The journey I am about to embark on is one that I am sure will be the most challenging and rewarding of my life thus far. So many people along the way have helped me to get to…

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Jun 03 2012

First post!

This is my first post, ladies and gents! I am about to finish my first year as a corps member here in Chicago, and I have lots to reflect upon, yay. Will update further as I continue and finish out the year.

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May 15 2012

Obsessive Preparation

I’ve been scouring Teach For Us blog posts, digesting TFA-recommended articles, and devouring random TED videos for three-and-a-half tumultuous days powered by coffee, ice cream, and peaches.  In three weeks I move to Chicago; in four weeks I go to Induction; in five weeks I start Institute; in fifteen weeks I’ll (need to be ready…

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May 06 2012

Starting the Countdown

Mid-April I wrote a heart-felt, soul baring blog post that identified my strongest challenges and most difficult self-realizations. I labored for an hour and a half composing the perfect wording and channeling my fears, frustrations, and negative thoughts into a hopeful and resolute outlook. Then my internet crashed and I lost it. Go figure.  …

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