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Letter in response to DC


We are reaching out to you in acknowledgment that there is a lot happening in our state and in our country right now. We cannot anticipate what is to come, but we know it is important that we are taking care of ourselves and each other during these times. Below, you will find a list of resources that we hope can be of use as you take care of yourself and each other right now.

  • Headspace: Teach For America has partnered with this popular mindfulness app to offer its services free of charge to TFA corps members and alumni teachers. To take advantage of this offer, go to and use your email address

  • Nashville-Chattanooga Regional Resources Guide

We also recognize that many of you have started to teach again this week. This is both an incredibly trying time to be an educator but also one of the most impactful opportunities we have. Here are some teaching resources that may be helpful in talking through and supporting your students during this time.

  • Three Ways to Engage Students in Civil Discourse Following the Events At the US Capitol

  • Resources for teachers on the days after the attack on the US Capitol

  • Seven Ways to Bring Current Events Into the Classroom

  • Facing History and Ourselves: Teaching Resources for Middle and High School

  • NYT: 50 Ways to teach current events

  • Processing Circle Lesson Plan

Please know that you are not alone during this time. We are here for you. Do not hesitate to reach out to your Nashville-Chattanooga staff if we can do anything to support you. Thank you for all that you continue to do to support your students and families.

~ Your TFA Nashville-Chattanooga Regional Team

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