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 immediately...

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 ended...

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...

Day 5: Story of Self (Last Day)

Day 5: Story of Self (Last Day)

Breakfast today was at 8:30 am, so I had an extra 15 minutes (well, twenty-five; I snoozed my alarm for the first time) to sleep in. When I got to the dining hall, there was a line leading into the room for us to pick up an envelope and notecard in order to send a...

Day 4: Reflection and Kids

Day 4: Reflection and Kids

Breakfast started at 8:15 am today instead of 8:00 am, which meant I actually arrived well before we began...I even had time to grab two KFC-style biscuits. Yummy! Josh introduced someone new this morning, a black man named Kwame. He talked to us about how Teach for...

Day 3: Hiring Fair

Day 3: Hiring Fair

I got so much sleep last night! Nearly five hours. Seriously, I was excited. I had to get up early because there was going to be a hiring fair in the afternoon, so I had to look really nice. Fortunately, it wasn't raining at all today, so the humidity wasn't quite as...

Day 2: Transformational Change

Day 2: Transformational Change

I awoke at 7:30 a.m. intending to skip breakfast, as I was really tired and preferred my sleep to food. It was raining outside (warm, steamy rain) which naturally made my hair frizz, which meant I had to spend more time than I had planned to trying to calm it. I...

Day 1: Welcome to TFA

Day 1: Welcome to TFA

Read Part 1 --- Day 1: Charleston to Florence I was picked up from Amtrak by Josh Bell, the executive director for the South Carolina TFA region. During the short drive to Francis Marion University (the place where Induction would be held) he asked me a lot of...

Day 1: Charleston to Florence

Day 1: Charleston to Florence

Sure enough, I did not sleep well last night. I ended up going to bed around 4:00 a.m., but didn't fall asleep until about 4:30 a.m.. Bright orange light seeped in through the windows where the curtains didn't come all the way down, and the air conditioner from the...

Day 0: California to Charleston (South Carolina)

Day 0: California to Charleston (South Carolina)

I am on my way to Induction. It doesn't seem real. I spent Saturday and half of Sunday in a flurry, packing my previous life into boxes that were now sitting in a corner of my house, and packing some essentials into my luggage. I was going to be flying Southwest, so I...

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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 immediately...

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 ended...

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...

Day 5: Story of Self (Last Day)

Day 5: Story of Self (Last Day)

Breakfast today was at 8:30 am, so I had an extra 15 minutes (well, twenty-five; I snoozed my alarm for the first time) to sleep in. When I got to the dining hall, there was a line leading into the room for us to pick up an envelope and notecard in order to send a...

Day 4: Reflection and Kids

Day 4: Reflection and Kids

Breakfast started at 8:15 am today instead of 8:00 am, which meant I actually arrived well before we began...I even had time to grab two KFC-style biscuits. Yummy! Josh introduced someone new this morning, a black man named Kwame. He talked to us about how Teach for...

Day 3: Hiring Fair

Day 3: Hiring Fair

I got so much sleep last night! Nearly five hours. Seriously, I was excited. I had to get up early because there was going to be a hiring fair in the afternoon, so I had to look really nice. Fortunately, it wasn't raining at all today, so the humidity wasn't quite as...

Day 2: Transformational Change

Day 2: Transformational Change

I awoke at 7:30 a.m. intending to skip breakfast, as I was really tired and preferred my sleep to food. It was raining outside (warm, steamy rain) which naturally made my hair frizz, which meant I had to spend more time than I had planned to trying to calm it. I...

Day 1: Welcome to TFA

Day 1: Welcome to TFA

Read Part 1 --- Day 1: Charleston to Florence I was picked up from Amtrak by Josh Bell, the executive director for the South Carolina TFA region. During the short drive to Francis Marion University (the place where Induction would be held) he asked me a lot of...

Day 1: Charleston to Florence

Day 1: Charleston to Florence

Sure enough, I did not sleep well last night. I ended up going to bed around 4:00 a.m., but didn't fall asleep until about 4:30 a.m.. Bright orange light seeped in through the windows where the curtains didn't come all the way down, and the air conditioner from the...

Day 0: California to Charleston (South Carolina)

Day 0: California to Charleston (South Carolina)

I am on my way to Induction. It doesn't seem real. I spent Saturday and half of Sunday in a flurry, packing my previous life into boxes that were now sitting in a corner of my house, and packing some essentials into my luggage. I was going to be flying Southwest, so I...

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