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Apr 28 2010

The Classroom Observations…

As I’m conveniently residing in a Teach For America region (Mid-Atlantic), it was rather effortless to set up a couple of school visits to complete my classroom observations. I simply got in touch with the contact person listed in the pre-institute work book, and she put me in touch with the secondary math program director. Almost…

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Apr 23 2010

The Offer…

Does it seem strange to anyone else that Teach For America asks that we take the first offer we receive? I understand the logic behind it, as interviews are supposedly scheduled in some sequential strategic fashion so that they end in a hire, and it wouldn’t make sense to have corps members field multiple interviews/offers,…

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Apr 22 2010

The Interview…

After officially submitting my application through the Teach Memphis website, I prepared myself for a whole lot of waiting. To my surprise, just a few weeks later, I received a call to schedule a phone interview with the principal of a high school. Never having interviewed for a teaching job before, I read through the interview preparation document Teach For America Memphis had…

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