About this Blog
Learning through experience & writing it all down.
On Friday I received my first paycheck for my teaching “gig” (that is what it feels like right now… more on that later). After a week of filling out retirement forms and healthcare documents my parents warmly welcome me to the world of adulthood. I feel more stressed and less stressed in different ways. In some ways, I definitely agree with the sentiment expressed in this movie trailer that “nobody feels like an adult, that’s the world’s dirty secret.” I do not feel different, just a little bit more lonely at times because I live in an apartment farther away from my friends. We are no longer centrally housed on campus or can be found in the library at late night hours typing our essays together and snacking on hummus and chocolate.I no longer have to rush to eat in the dining hall before my 5:30 pm class, and I can…read more »
There are three reasons I love traveling: 1. I can escape my problems by physically removing myself from them for a short amount of time and come back re-energized to face them again. 2. I can learn real-life skills and practice problem-solving when I get into tricky situations. 3. I can come back and…read more »
Here at Greater Philly Institute, we have just completed our first week of teaching. Most of it is a blur right now because of the immense stress that I have felt the entire week. I would be the world’s biggest liar if I said this job was easy. I always knew it was not easy…read more »
It was a truly amazing experience to……… sleep in today! All Corps Members earned this after getting up at 5:30 or 6 am for the past week to learn anything and everything– from the context of the schools we will be teaching at this summer to watching the fancy fingers and videos of Lee Canter…read more »
As my first blog post, I will post something that all Corps Members had to write prior to the 2012 TFA Summer Institute: their Story of Self. This piece is “is a 5-7 minute story about a personal challenge you faced that illustrates your strengths, values and motivations,” according to the TFA Pre-Institute PDF each corps…read more »