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Okay. I failed. I failed miserably… at keeping this blog updated and accurate. But I think I seriously underestimated how much I would work during Institute when I set out with this blog. That being said, Institute has been over and done with for a few weeks now. But now that I can look back on Institute in reflection, one thought keeps coming to mind: it wasn’t that bad.
Granted, the majority of us in this program are Type A personalities that are used to constantly being recognized for over-achieving, suddenly placed in positions where we feel like we’re floundering. But honestly, Institute wasn’t that bad. And I’m saying that after enduring 2 hour-long bus rides with no air conditioning in the brutal Mississippi heat. I’m saying that after teaching for 2 hours each day in a non air conditioned classroom (sometimes…
Weeks 2 & 3. Wow. Despite all earnest intentions of managing a continually updated time, I have fallen victim to the limited hours of free time in the day. Such is the nature of TFA Institute. Friends and family fall to the wayside, and your primary focus becomes the kids you struggle to teach each…read more »
Week One: 2 Lesson Plans, a Behavior Management Plan, a Student Investment Plan, and countless plans to make more plans. As you should be able to tell, this week (and most other weeks, I’d imagine) will be about planning. Planning for content, what to do when things go awry, what to do when things go…read more »
Disclaimer: I wrote this on the last day of induction, just hadn’t found time yet to post it. So here are my final reflections on my introduction to TFA, or “Tea-fa” as we have taken to calling it. Induction. It sounds rather ominous and foreboding, doesn’t it? Even now as I sit in my dorm…read more »
So this blog should have been started months ago – but somehow I never found the time to sit down and start it. It probably had something to do with the fact that none of this felt real. But that’s all changed in the past 27 hours or so with the onset of Induction. The…read more »