TFA Chicago and the folks at Boeing were kind enough to bring in Jason Kamras, the National Teacher of the Year, for a lunchtime talk. (He's a TFA alum.)
It was interesting to hear him talk about his experience, and to ponder a little bit the current state of TFA in Chicago.
Kamras says he's now on a "Miss America"-like tour of schools and organizations following winning the recognition earlier this school year. (See attahed bio.)
He's got lots of sensible-sounding things to say about how he helped improve math instruction at his middle school in DC, and some relatively vague things to say about creating a national movement to improve instruction in this country. But who isn't vague when it comes to that kind of stuff.
For anyone who's interested, here's his application (Download kamras_application.pdf
), a one-pager about TFA in Chicago (Download OnePage1.pdf) and -- my favorite -- a map of where TFAers are located in schools this year. They're everywhere.
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