This post is great! I am a teacher and part of it sums up some things I think especially the “we are in a people business not a numbers business. This piece highlights the current frustrations that teachers face and how politics is beginning to take over the teaching realm. No longer can the teacher be creative or free spirited; now they are bound by rules, regulations, common core, and unfair evaluations. This article sums up the current things teachers face and how Teachers as well as others should read this!
September means apples, bulletin boards, foliage, name tags, a new class and everything else about going back-to-school! After over thirty years of starting the fall in a classroom, as a student or teacher, I decided to take a break this year. I taught for thirteen years all over Oregon, and it was not an easy decision to take a year off from teaching. We moved from Oregon to Texas and I knew that now was the time to step back. It’s now been two months since school started for the rest of my world, and I have had time reflect upon the decision to change careers. I can now articulate the many things I miss about teaching and the one thing that I do not.
Growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher. There were moments when I saw myself as a lawyer, a rodeo cowgirl, a photojournalist, a…
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