So it has been quite a while since I posted. Since that time I graduated from college, drove to Memphis, drove to Atlanta, and survived 4 weeks of institute. What has not happened since then is I have not gotten a job (sorry, I really struggled with making that grammatically correct but it’s just not happening). In fact, around 100 members of my 180 person strong Memphis corps have not gotten jobs. School starts in a month. Time to be worried? I think so, especially since the Teach Memphis hiring forecast has in fact gotten WORSE since the last time it was released (and it was bad then.) Now they are forecasting only hiring SPED and some random special subjects, as well as physics. No math, no ELA, no social studies. I was told not to get worried until the end of August, but I’ve bought some furniture and a new computer and am set to sign a lease this Saturday. I’m getting a little worried.
Other than the job front, institute is nowhere near as scary as I anticipated. Sure, teaching is hard, and sure, I’ve cried, but I guess I had this idea that I just wouldn’t be able to get through all the work and that just isn’t the case. I’ve also been enjoying Atlanta. I went to the Aquarium, the World of Coke, tubing down the Chattahoochee, visited the Sweetwater Brewery, and am going to a Braves game tonight.
So I’m curious, all you 2011s out there, how is placement going in your regions?