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To the First Year Teacher Who’s Struggling
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Dear first year teacher, You are trying to smile as you pass in the hallway, but you are drowning on the inside.  People ask how it’s going and you smile stiffly and say, “It’s ok,” but really you aren’t sure.  You aren’t sure that you can do this teaching thing.  You are overwhelmed in every way.  The grading, the planning, the curriculum. The discipline,...

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