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Aug 01 2013

I finally felt like my students.

Today I went golfing for the first time with a coworker. He’s also a TFA teacher and we’ve been close since we started the program (has it really only been a year?). I’ve never been golfing and I didn’t even know what to wear so I had to ask. I then verified my choice my…

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Jun 26 2013

I can’t stop.

This past year was the most challenging of my life. It’s ridiculous how generic and yet all encompassing that sentence is. From my father’s lung transplant during Institute to the wild behavior and pure contempt I handled on a daily basis in the classroom (what’s up, sixth period!) I never really had a second to…

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Jun 20 2013

Career Teaching and Teach For America Teaching

Alright, we all know we’re doing a different job. We have a different call to action. Sustainability and longevity aren’t necessarily at the forefront of our methods. I get that. I know that i’m trying to mentor, love, push, and teach these children in a way that is different (in a hopefully good way) but I’m struggling…

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Jun 18 2013

The Great Paper Debate

Well, I certainty started this blog with intentions of regular update that were fostered by my own habit of scouring the web for more information about the possibilities of this experience before I, well, experienced it. Oops. Failed that endeavor. I’m now officially a second year TFA corps member and I have found that something (or a…

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Aug 09 2012

This is happening in YOUR SCHOOLS, America!

I’m a problem-solver. I pride myself on my ability to dive into a situation and work toward a solution. I don’t really get emotional when I know there’s work to do. Sure, I get overwhelmed or tired. I get stressed. But I don’t usually get emotional. Teach for America promised me new experiences and they’ve…

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Jun 03 2012

I believe I can fly

Induction is nearly over. I’ll be waking up in a few short hours to drive from South Carolina to Georgia Tech. It’s amaing that so many people from so many backgrounds have come together for a common vision. Albeit, my experience will be different as I will arrive late in an effort to spend time with…

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May 28 2012

twomoredays! twomoredays! :D :D

Well if you missed the title, Induction begins in two days!! That means I need to pack. And clean. And do laundry. Holy cow! Oh, did I mention I haven’t started it yet and my room is an absolute mess? Yeah… woops! In other news, tropical storm Beryl is making its way through north Florida.…

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May 22 2012

The Way I See It

Imagine we are all the same. Imagine we agree about politics, religion, and morality. Imagine we like the same types of music, art, food, and coffee. Imagine we all look alike. Sound boring? Differences need not divide us. Embrace Diversity.

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May 18 2012

Hiccups and Blessings

The buzzing of the vending machines is soothing my busy mind. I’m crouched by the on-call room because it’s cooler than the ICU waiting room and, frankly, it’s unsettling being around the surge of emotion contained in that room. Thankfully, I am actually celebrating my time here at Emory Hospital. My father finally had his…

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May 14 2012

In the beginning…

It’s difficult thinking where to begin, but it all really started around Thanksgiving last semester. I had heard of Teach For America my sophomore year, after one of my friends was accepted into the ’10 Charlotte, NC Corps. My senior year I became a Campus Campaign Coordinator, encouraging other around campus to apply and promoting…

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