Here I am, two weeks deep into Institute. I have finished all of my work for the week and am in the unprecedented position of having some free time (after a 20-hour work day yesterday). So, am I going to talk about my students and the potential I see in them, as well as my frustrations with a broken system? Am I going to talk about TFA’s grass-roots system of teaching people to be not just educators, but advocates and voices for the unserved in every professional realm?
No. I am going to talk about my favorite part of Institute so far.
And that part is messing with the Ivy League kids.
“Hi, how’s it going, where are you from, what corps are you in, etc… where’d you go to school?”
“I went to Harvard.”
“Oh yeah? Where’s that?”
“Harvard? Uhhh…. um, it’s in Massachusetts. In the Boston area.”
“Really? That’s pretty cool. I’ve never heard of that.”