“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
And so it ends.
What began two years ago with a brief visit to the Rosebud Reservation and a whirlwind summer Institute in Phoenix will come to a close this week as I pack up my car and drive back to the Twin Cities.
Two years of hard work, two years of struggle, two years of euphoric heights of joy and crushing, debilitating frustration.
At the end of it all, I’m still not sure how I feel about Teach for America, not entirely at least. But here are the things I know to be true (from my own perspective anyways):
The struggle is real – Anyone who claims that education in America is just fine is either ignorant or apathetic. There is great need for change in how we approach and manage our education systems on every level.
Teach for America is a wolf in sheep’s clothing…read more »
Well, I made it through Year One. Our students finished school about two weeks back, we had a week of inservices to make up for snow days, and then I packed up and headed out for the summer. I don’t really want to spend too much time on my personal struggles during my 2nd semester,…read more »
Happy holidays! Apparently, myself and all other 2012 CMs need to blog more. Seriously, to not do so shows that we are undoubtedly ashamed of our jobs, miserable with our experience, and afraid of what others might think about what we are doing. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Surprisingly, I am none of those things, at least not as…read more »
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it…read more »
Problem: How does one possibly communicate the craziness of leaving all that is familiar, going through two months of intense training, and starting a new job in a new area? Solution: Not attempting to and leaving his blog alone for nearly five months. —————————————– Hello from the land of…..I’m not sure what would chiefly represent…read more »
Greetings Programs! (extra points if you get that reference) I’ll just get this out of the way. Yes, this is my first post. It’s true, first posts are awkward. For this I apologize. Now that we have acknowledged this, lets move on shall we? There will certainly be an “About Me” section at some point;…read more »