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Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
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 hours of college credit in literally five weeks. I described some of the classes that we have had so far in the last blog post. I find them super interesting, besides the number that they try to cram into one day.
But, the most important and most exciting part is, of course, teaching. I’ve been placed in a preschool program here in Tulsa. Rather than working with Tulsa Public Schools (TPS), forty of us have been placed at a Community Action Project (CAP) site, specifically CAP Disney. Almost the entirety of the corps members (CMs) placed at…

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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 Some of it was interesting, some of it was boring, and some of it was outdated.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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