Sweet Home Alabama

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap

I think this quote pretty much sums up my feelings on this situation in Southern Illinois:
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
If you are not aware, just google “Cairo flooding” or even better go to youtube and put in Tilley reacts to flood plan to hear from an elected official. It is so very sad that people are arguing over what is more important, thousands of acres of farmland for crops or a small town with the homes of thousands of people…since when can someone put a price on the value of a human life and history? Or even tell someone that their homes and belongings are not worth saving for the sake of something else? I even majored in agricultural sciences and I still feel that this choice should be very clear…yet to many it isn’t.
Cairo is an area in Southern Illinois that is full of history and more importantly…

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May 03 2011

Mixed emotions and life…

From my last post on being so excited on passing my required praxis, I was finally somewhat relieved and ready to start my TFA adventure. I started on my pre-institute work and conducted classroom visits to a school with current TFA CM’s and was even more excited and confident in the program and making a…

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I guess all of that studying and worrying paid off!! I found out today that I passed the general science praxis and I cannot be more relieved!! I was just so worried…and now I feel ike a weight has been lifted! After getting through that test I think it is finally soaking in that I…

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Mar 14 2011

Oh Praxis II….

I can honestly say that I have never taken a test and walked out thinking I have no idea how I did on that….needless to say that was my feeling on Saturday morning after the General Science Praxis II. I studied, studied and studied some more for weeks for this test and I just do…

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Mar 01 2011

Hello world!

This is my first blog! So please be patient as I learn how to share my thoughts and feelings through this site :). I am both excited and nervous about my upcoming TFA experience and I hope that I can share my experiences with other future TFA Corps Members…I remember before I applied and throughout…

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