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My Beef with Teach for America

Although my current school has zero TFA members, my previous school was a revolving door for the “brilliant” TFA movement. At one point it seemed we had more TFA members than legitimate teachers. 409 more words

First Week of School

I have survived the first week of teaching first grade at SA.

It’s always crazy to see how young the students seem at the beginning of the year. 448 more words



Prior to working at my current charter school, I was employed for four years at another charter that was considered legitimate inner-city. Our charter was held by a company and run by a man who knew how to fundraise. 706 more words

And then there are days like today when almost every single student in my fourth grade class does one of the following: pass a note, cheat on the diagnostic test, scream out an answer instead of raising their hand, get up and walk to the other side of the room, turn around and blatantly talk to their neighbor while I´m talking, tattle on a neighbor for something stupid, and on, and on, and on…. 192 more words


Problems All Teachers Understand #TeacherProblems

Most kids are back in school… finally not your problem from 8 to 3! And, that means #teacherproblems is trending!

If you’re a teacher, God bless you. 313 more words


You Don't Have to Try So Hard

Have you seen the amazing “Try” video by Colbie Caillat? I have had this song stuck in my head all morning as I pondered what to write. 421 more words


Post-Teaching Stress Disorder

Many moons ago I worked at a school in one of the roughest parts of the city. To say that my white suburban-raised ass was out of place is an understatement. 1,090 more words