Latest posts from Kansas City

Jul 07 2013

Do I feel ready?

The answer is an emphatic “NO!” I am excited, passionate, and definitely willing to learn… But ready? Hardly. I don’t feel like teaching for 5 weeks in Tulsa at the training grounds has got me ready for a classroom. I am so scared. I have passion and love for my kids. I hope my willingness…

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Jun 16 2013

this is what I do all day

So, from the last post you know that I’m taking classes here in Tulsa. But what is this summer really all about? We go to lots and lots of “sessions” where we learn everything that we can in a short time about education and leadership in the classroom. It is insanity, but we earn 9…

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Jun 15 2013

Institute Week 1: The Ups

It has been such a week- a long week, an interesting week, an exhausting week, and a difficult week. It is easy to focus on the negatives, I realized last night as I was talking to Corey that there have been some really wonderful aspects to this week. First of all, I am surrounded by…

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Jun 15 2013

Miss Lora’s Story

Miss Lora’s Story Prior to coming to institute, we were given quite a bit of pre-work to complete. Some people did it and some people didn’t. I eventually finished all of it, if a couple of weeks late. Some of it was interesting, some of it was boring, and some of it was outdated. The…

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Jun 15 2013

Induction Reflections: Myself and Kansas City

From last week, when I was in Kansas City at induction. I cannot believe that I thought I was “tired” then! I should have taken more time to write out introspective posts like this, because I have no mental capacity left for this kind of reflection Although I’ve been feeling the need and the urge…

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Jun 11 2013

What am I doing here?

So now for the big questions: What is Teach for America? What will I be doing as a part of the movement? Teach for America is an organization that recruits successful college students and post college leaders to teach in some of the nation’s neediest classrooms. They are a huge agent in the movement for…

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Jun 11 2013

this is my life

An introduction. This is an obligatory post. I’ve been behind in terms of actually being able to post anything, so the next couple of posts will cover last week’s journey until I get up to speed. I thought about just posting the first reflection I wrote, but then I realized that so many people, my…

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Jun 03 2013

My Teach for America Story of Self: Why I Teach

February 2012, I was at Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care Center.  The doctor had given my mom two weeks to live, two weeks ago. We had spent the last two weeks wrapping up loose ends and saying everything we needed to say to one another, and we knew that this would be our last…

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May 31 2013

The Pause on Being Ms. H

“It’s see you later Ms. H, not goodbye!” N used to tell me this every single day before I hugged her and dropped her off at the bus to go home for the day. Even though she said it to me everyday, I always forgot to make sure to say “see you later.” But on…

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May 06 2013

Year Two.

This entire year flew by that I never even updated this blog. Well, after reading my old posts I cannot even believe I came back to Kansas City to teach at the same school in the same grade. I. Loved. almost. Every. Day. This. Year. In three weeks school will be over and I will…

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