Stir Up the World

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Feb 09 2012

resilience

TFA has a few essential qualities that they look for in prospective CMs, and I memorized them when I was interviewing (yes, I did — see my “applying?” page for how ridiculously over-prepared I was for my interview).  I don’t remember them any more, but I think that TFA should definitely add resilience to its…

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Jan 30 2012

a mirror

For the first time, I’ve begun to think of my job from my students’ perspective. This shift in perspective happened yesterday when I was working at school. It was Sunday morning, and the hallways were pitch black because there was nobody at school except for me. I know those hallways backwards and forwards, so I…

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Sep 12 2011

inspiration

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Jul 05 2011

a little Tuesday inspiration

We received a copy of this poem today.  It was written by Elizabeth Ficken, who’s a 2011 CM at the ∆ Institute this summer! You will not tell me That my beautiful black beaming children Will not read You will not tell me That my beautiful black beaming children Will not write You will not…

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"If one desires to 'stir up the world,' it is easy to be impatient with work for the sake of work. Yet no story's end can forsake its beginning and its middle." -Joshua Wolf Shank on Abraham Lincoln