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My Latest Lessons Learned
I only knew youTo beA line from someone else’s story A page from a bookI had only heardBut never got around to reading. Folks told meyou could feel thethe heaviness of the darkness and the warmth of lightEverything and nothingAt the same time. When I heard you were in townI knew how it would end.I’d…
Behind The Scenes: I Finally Found a School to Call Home. Now People are Leaving.
Please click here to read my latest piece titled, “Many Eyes Are on the Teachers Who Leave. What About the Ones Who Stay?” on EdSurge. This is my first of four narratives pieces that will appear in Ed Surge. This year, I am a Voices of Change fellow with the publication company. Big shout out…
For New Teachers – It’s Not Easy to Work Within Contract Hours
Over the weekend, I was sent a podcast clip of a group of educators discussing tips they had for new teachers. I appreciated the nuanced approach to the tired argument that new teachers need to learn to work in their “contracted hours”. This is all too familiar. When I entered the classroom in 2015, veteran…