First Year Teachers Discover What Makes it All Worthwhile

In my opinion, first year teachers for the 2020-2021 school year deserve an award for perseverance and flexibility. Teachers have taught virtually, in-person, back to virtual and back to in-person teaching. This doesn’t create a strong sense of community because of a lack of stability for some students. Many students look to school for stability due to issues at home. This will be a long blog post but please read it all. Reading it all will be worthwhile.

My first year of teaching was not a normal one either. I graduated December 8, 1989 and December 11, 1989 I was teaching by myself in my own classroom. The previous week while I was in the workroom I overheard one of the teachers say, “There goes that room 10 again!”. I was taking over room 10. I responded that I was taking over that class and the conversation quickly ended. I knew then that I was in for a tough year especially coming in mid school year.

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