To Teach….or Not To Teach?

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Jan 21 2012


Wow, I never thought I’d be writing in this blog again. And I didn’t actually think I’d say these words. I thought I could leave teaching, leave TFA and never look back. But…I miss teaching. For a month or so I was really depressed – about leaving teaching, Houston and my life. I started my new job and it was fine. But that’s just it. It was a job. Nothing else. I make money. I go to work. I come home. I eat dinner. I see my friends. But I don’t have any exuberant feelings of joy because a student told me they finally “get it,” I don’t cry out of frustration and confusion- but these things made me work harder, I don’t complain to my colleagues and other CMs about the injustice of education or that kid in my 8th period. And though I’m no longer anxious beyond repair,…

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Nov 28 2011

Learning to Accept Failure…or A Better Life

I researched Teach for America a good six months before applying for the first deadline in August. That is, I researched the application process and the success stories. A friend of mine in college was a year older, very brilliant academically, a leader in various organizations that I was a part of and a liberal…

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