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Why Teach?

I don’t know if I ever expected to have a career. I was raised by transient parents who took work where ever they could. I took in their example as truth, and I was unaware of the level of commitment it would take to set a goal and reach it. 51 more words

Teaching

You never forget your first class.

In 2012, I was accepted into Teach For America, and that summer, I began my career as a teacher. Or rather, I took the first few steps on my journey towards becoming a teacher. 49 more words

Education

The End of Institute

It’s hard to believe that in approximately one month is my first day as a teacher. (Of pre-k 4year olds if you don’t know) Institute has flown by, which is completely unexpected! 142 more words

Life

Become Something Great

Perseverance is willing.
Perseverance is calm.
Perseverance is kind.
It is steadfast, committed, humble, loving and true.

The quickly scripted words poured out of my mouth as if I had spent hours crafting the 60 second speech. 650 more words

Stories

3 days left!

The last couple of days have been hard – the long weekend in New Orleans was beyond wonderful and a desperately needed break, but it has also put me in the most unproductive and apathetic mood I’ve had in a long time.   49 more words

TFA

The Secretary's 50 State Plan for #teacherequity

I’m reading the original letter sent to state school officers. Is that Times New Roman? This is the best the highest office in education in the US can do, am I correct? 327 more words

SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings From The Chalk Face

New life

The end of institute is two weeks away. In two weeks I will be moving into my own apartment. In three weeks I start new employee orientation at CAP. 107 more words

Life