• Welcome to Teach For Us

    We connect Teach For America teachers and alumni with each other for support and provides a place for them to share their stories with the world.

    Each day we’re providing a window into classrooms across the country as seen through the eyes of real teachers… written in their own words.

  • The Safest Place

    Yesterday was the first time since my commitment that I realized, for some of my kids, school truly is the safest place to be for them.

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    — "And I said, Here am I, send me."
  • On the brink of transformational change

    While I know these are students who would have to make drastic changes to be competitive for these colleges, I also know that the first step is investing them in these goals.

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    — Facing La Frontera
  • No Name, No Credit

    If she doesn’t learn to put her name on her paper now, even if it’s the first and only time she forgot, when will she?

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    — Caroline in the Delta
  • A Burglar, The Flu and A Wedding

    So in one week, I had to take two days off. TWO!

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    — Becoming A Chief

Teach For Us is the network connecting Teach For America corps members and alumni who share their stories about ensuring an excellent education for all children.

Recent posts across the Teach For Us network

Sep 16 2014

This blog has moved!

Visit garyrubinstein.wordpress.com for a stable copy of this blog and for new posts.

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Sep 02 2014

it’s official: I’m teaching a third year

Just turned down a $75k/year job offer to teach a third year because I love what I do and I’m not finished yet. I once heard a clip of a commencement speech, delivered at MIT a few years ago by one of the founders of Dropbox. He talked about the idea of the tennis ball. and how…

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Aug 24 2014

Sad day

I am having a sad day. I miss my friends. I miss my students and my basketball players. I miss knowing where everything is, and having people to call when I’m bored, and being able to hike at a moment’s notice. I miss the puppies flopping on the floor and licking my toes (even when…

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Aug 07 2014

the second year begins.

Aug 04 2014

419 Miles South on 63

Jul 25 2014

Why I Stayed

Jul 19 2014

the end of summer…

Jul 17 2014

testing

May 04 2014

Open Letters To ‘B-List’ Reformers I Know. Part 3: Michael Petrilli

May 20 2014

Don’t Give Up

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