Ten Years of Teaching and a Decade of Lessons

When I first sat down for teaching job interviews I ran into a problem again and again- many of the best jobs were only looking for teachers with at least three years of experience.  I often wondered what third year teachers knew that I hadn’t yet discovered.  What wisdom arrived after a teacher’s third year?

Well, this is my tenth year teaching.  In the last decade I’ve learned a lot about how to be a good teacher, but more importantly I’ve learned lessons that I never learned in college or from books.  So here are ten posts from ten years that are ten lessons that have changed me as a teacher (in order of importance).  Enjoy!


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