Latest posts from D.C. Region

Jul 08 2013

Week 2 is Through! On to Week 3!

The first week of teaching….. a blur to be perfectly honest. We have the most adorable third graders. Like, absolutely too freaking cute. They are so well behaved it’s scary. Even other teachers are like, “Your kids are amazing….wtf?!” I love them dearly already. I’m teaching math, which is great because at my placement in…

read more »
Jun 30 2013

Week 1 is Done!

We made it through our first week! It was by no means an easy task. My body hates me for all the 5:45am alarms, all the late nights, and all the not-so-good food. Beyond that, with stress levels running high all week long, creativity being tapped out on lesson plans and classroom theme and procedures…

read more »
Jun 26 2013

Institute = College during finals week

Induction was a lot of fun. Even though I know D.C. like the back of my hand, having a new set of people to experience things with makes the city look brand new. I’m proud to say that I am a native of the region, as I was able to shed light on some of…

read more »
Jun 19 2013

Twas the night before Induction…

…and all through the house, a young teacher was making blog posts instead of packing. Might as well get this ramble out so I can be productive before sunrise. Am I excited about Induction? Honestly, not really. I’ve lived in D.C. for four years now. I was born in D.C., and half raised in the…

read more »
Jun 04 2013

9 for 9

I read an inspiring story today about a Sacramento teen named Lloyd Chen who was accepted to all 9 schools he applied to (this includes Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and MIT). Since the young age of 8, Chen held fast to his dream of going to Harvard for college. Now he’s matriculating there with a full-ride…

read more »
May 27 2013

Are We Experiencing a Revolution?

The teacher prep landscape has been shifting recently. Jonathan Schorr views the changes as part of a revolution in teacher prep. The question is an interesting one: are we experiencing a revolution? In Schorr’s view, the answer is yes. He points out the many alternative teacher prep programs that now exist. While each may have…

read more »
May 22 2013

Overheard in Chipotle…

“You were a real nice teacher, Mr. K!” -T.R., former student, after chatting with me for the first time in 2 years.  I’m working in DC for the summer, and I’m living in the same neighborhood as before. This, of course, means the inevitable–bumping into students on the street. I was standing in line at…

read more »
Mar 22 2013

What One Forgets While in Law School

It’s been so long since I’ve posted that I almost forgot how to log into this blog. I feel guilty about not having posted in so long. I hope it’s not a sign that, while in law school, I’ve “forgotten” about my longer-term commitment (and the very reason I went to law school): educational justice.…

read more »

Just got back from the Reality Israel trip. For those who have not heard of it, TFA pays for 70+ corps members to travel to Israel for 12 days, hear from educators and leaders, and engage in discussions about education, leadership, and inequity. For free. Yes, you heard that right. All expenses paid. Perhaps I’ll…

read more »
Jul 18 2012

Point/Counterpoint

I suspect this Onion article is poking some fun at TFA. Have a laugh, if you will: Point My Year Volunteering As A Teacher Helped Educate A New Generation Of Underprivileged Kids BY MEGAN RICHMOND, VOLUNTEER TEACHER When I graduated college last year, I was certain I wanted to make a real difference in the…

read more »