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First-Day Feelings

Incoming corps members share what they are excited and nervous about before stepping into the classroom for the first time as teachers.

By The TFA Editorial Team

August 20, 2019

First Day of School Feelings

Being a new teacher comes with equal parts excitement and anxiety. Incoming corps members share their enthusiasm around getting to know their students and how they will present their best selves, even when things do go as planned.

“I’m excited to show my students how amazing they are.”

Greater Philadelphia Corps Member 2019

“I’m most nervous about presenting my best self to my students. I know the work is going to be difficult and challenging.”

Greater Philadelphia Corps Member 2019

“I’m excited to grow as a teacher.”

Greater Philadelphia Corps Member 2019