Category Archives: personal growth

Hopefully This Is My Last Career Change

(photo courtesy of househippo.org) I wasn’t actively job hunting. In fact, I’d settled for a life in the education system. The plan was to keep writing on the side and hopefully build a respectable following over the decades. I’d coach … Continue reading

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Why Sporks Were Invented

(Image courtesy of Deviant Art) Maybe if I were a mom this would have been so obvious. These last two years in education have been a backwards way of learning to be a parent. I’ve started with teens and worked … Continue reading

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Tough But Necessary Lessons

I have to be extra careful to maintain professionalism as of late. I took one heck of an emotional blow but I’m recovering. I’m past the stage of craving doing anything stupid to burn bridges. I’m back to treating others … Continue reading

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Resisting the Urge to Take Half Your Students Home

It’s been an eventful week, some good things, some bad things. I’m learning how to be a better teacher as fast as I can, but some things definitely take courage I need to acquire. Bad news first so we can … Continue reading

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You Guys Are Great Support

Even though teaching isn’t anything like I’d envisioned, I’m still very happy to be where I am. These students need me whether they believe it or not. That belief has wavered at times, though. You’ve seen it on my Facebook … Continue reading

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We Keep Forgetting You’re New

Thus said my boss. It’s meant as a compliment (he said that, too). We keep coming across things no one has taken a moment to train me on because everyone keeps forgetting I’ve never done 99% of what a high … Continue reading

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