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Nov 23 2010

The Uphill Battle…

A fellow corps member and co-worker put it best last week: never before teaching here had she been witness to such a “vehemence for learning.” The chorus among my classes this week and last has been, “Why do we have to learn? Why do you have to teach us stuff?” Last week because we were…

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Nov 14 2010

The Movement…

Clicking around on TFANet, I found a discussion on the 20th Anniversary Summit community titled “What were YOU doing 20 years ago?” Whoa whoa whoa. I did a complete double-take. Now, of course, I know this is the 20th year of Teach For America’s existence. I registered for the summit; I’ve been on staff; I’ve…

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Nov 10 2010

The New Class…

Congratulations to the first batch of 2011 corps members! A year has passed since I logged on to find that I’d be joining Teach For America in Memphis. One co-op, one graduation, one institute, and three months of teaching later, here I am calling new accepts to welcome them to our corps. It’s like we’re…

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