What Novice Teachers Really Need

Professional development isn’t on the list, but wine is.

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“I leave here every day feeling like a complete failure,” She sighs, tears in her eyes.

Reflecting on my time as a classroom teacher I responded, “It’s not that you’re a failure, it’s that this system is setting you up to fail.”

Perhaps, though, all of that could wait a bit?

What she really needs is someone to guide her through those first, ever-important first weeks of school. The weeks where relationships are built and classroom communities develop. She needs to learn how to set up her space so that it works well.

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