SoDak it Hurts

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Sep 27 2010


One of the best (and most dangerous) things I can do in my classroom is make promises.

My students remember.

I’ve found that on the days I’m most prepared and focused on our long-term direction, I’ll excitedly make promises about things we’ll do and read, projects we’ll engage in and places we’ll go.

Promises keep me accountable to them and our growth together. Promises act as a benchmark of where I should be – they are an indicator of preparedness and my own investment.

I sure as hell better keep them.

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    I taught 10th Grade English on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota between 2009 and 2011. Currently blogging at

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