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Sep 18 2011

Fire me

Don’t have the guts to quit, so a small part of me is hoping I get fired. That is all

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I’m interrupting your regularly scheduled postings relating to Induction/Institute to solicit some comments from current corps members and alums  that relate to expressing yourself in the workplace.  I have small, not very noticeable tattoos (back of neck & inner wrist), as well as a few piercings (three in one ear & four in the other,…

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May 27 2011

TFA, do better

Something that has been bothering me for several months now is what seems like TFA’s assumption of socioeconomic privilege for its incoming corps members.  Don’t get me wrong; I’m so grateful to be a part of TFA and a part of the greater movement to close the Achievement Gap.  However, it is unfair for TFA…

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May 24 2011

On being a “nice” teacher

As an incoming corps member, wanting my students to like me is something I’ve thought about before, but it’s been on my mind more lately in light of this story.  In case the link doesn’t work for you (or if you’re like me and just don’t want to visit the link; I know sometimes I…

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I’ve accepted the fact that I won’t be teaching English like I had envisioned. Since high school, I’ve had the desire to bring things like Shakespeare, haikus, and writing composition to my classroom. Years ago, I wrote lesson plans (albeit amateur ones), I made a list of novels that I wanted to teach to my…

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Apr 01 2011

Coming Back Home

I’m moving back to my hometown of Detroit (well this time I might live in a suburb, but you get the point).  I’m not sure how I feel about this.  I certainly want to give back to an inner-city community, but does it have to be my community?  As in, my original community?  I know…

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Apr 01 2011


Hi!  I’m Danielle, and I will be teaching French in Detroit this fall (of course, this is contingent upon me actually passing the French exam).  I’m very excited about this opportunity, but I’m certainly daunted by the prospect of, you know, teaching.  I’ve worked with youth before, and I’ve even taught a class, but there…

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