Day 20

Today's question has me reflecting on what I was like during my first year of teaching and how I have grown since then.


  1. I'm pretty sure that everyone's first year of teaching is about the same. You are absolutely right in saying that simply reading a book about something, such as classroom management, will not prepare you for the real thing. When I went from teaching Headstart for Waukesha County to teaching in the inner city, nothing had prepared me for that, either. I felt like a brand new teacher all over again. Experience and I think having a good mentor are how you learn what life is really like in the classroom. I'm not so sure that my classes when studying to become a teacher were all that realistic; it all sounded good, but I don't think it totally prepared me for what was to come.


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