Why Teach For America?

My students come on Monday. I am terrified. There is nothing like it, the first day of being a teacher in my own classroom, MY classroom. I have so much to do. My… Continue reading

The End of Institute

A single day at institute can fee incredibly long, but the entire five weeks goes by like the high speed train that whips through a busy platform, leaving only the shuddering of people… Continue reading

The First Three Weeks

This is the first and last of a very long post on my experience thus far as a Teach for America teacher. The first because it’s been a long time coming, the last… Continue reading

Making Sense of Standards: A Prologue

I took my first look at the Texas 5th Grade Science Standards today. I don’t even know where to begin. Where do I find resources? How do I structure the class? How do… Continue reading