Day 4: Lesson Plans

Day 4: Lesson Plans

I’m going to start writing about this day in the middle, since it’s actually been four days since all this occurred, and I no longer remember the details. Today was the first time we saw our kids. My teaching group (myself and three other corps members)...
Day 3: Classroom Vision

Day 3: Classroom Vision

The morning began much like yesterday’s, except that I didn’t fall out of bed this time around when my alarm went off. Breakfast today was Special K, and once again I managed to board the bus before it was time to go. At the school, we signed in and then...
Day 2: B.E.S.T. Academy

Day 2: B.E.S.T. Academy

I am so tired, but I am going to tell you about my day instead of going to sleep. You should feel very important, because you are! 5:00 am didn’t dawn (it was still dark), but I got up anyway. Rather, I fell down, as my bed was about four feet off the ground. I...
Day 1: Welcome to Atlanta Institute

Day 1: Welcome to Atlanta Institute

It hurt to wake up at 6:30 am. Not really, but kind of. My comfort was the knowledge that I would get to sleep in the car on the way down to Atlanta. I packed my morning stuff, loaded my bags into the car I would be riding in, and went to turn in my key. My driver got...
Joining Teach for America

Joining Teach for America

I’ve been accepted as a 2012 Teach for America corps member! Teach for America is a peace-corps-like program that sends individuals with strong qualifications (but no teaching degree) into impoverished neighbors where they will serve as teachers. The...