Thursday, May 04, 2006

A DC Teaching Fellow is blogging

I get quite a few visits to this blog via people using search engines looking for information about the DC Teaching Fellows program. The search results tend to send the searchers to one of these three posts about the program: two are about less-than-complimentary reviews of the program from Fellow alumni while the third is a post about my experience at one of the program's information sessions.

Now there is a new resource available for those looking for information about the DC Teaching Fellow's program. The DC Teaching Fellow blog. Started by someone recently accepted to the program it looks like it is going to be great, first-person chronicle of the life of a Fellow as they progress through the program.



I share their sentiments, I understand very well what they're going through. The only thing for us inner-city school teachers to do to survive is to get tough. Even when our mind and body signal perfectly good reasons for giving up, we go on. Tough is making decision for us to replace self-pity, complaints and dependence with self-reliance, independence and action. More importantly, in this kind of profession, I realized it's tough to be kind.

Thanks to you for pointing me to these entries and letting me know that I am not alone.

dcteachingfellow said...

I hope my blog can live up to the expectations! I have found the DC Education Blog helpful in trying to learn as much as I can about education and teaching here in DC. Thanks for providing such a helpful resource.