After watching most of the Oprah Winfrey show last night, I began to reflect on my own failed teaching career. I wondered if it was just a poor combination of schools, administration and grade levels. I wondered if I wasn't just built to be a teacher. Then I saw this video, and it all made sense.
I was the teacher that needed time to grow. I was doing a disservice to my students.
Onto the future. Could I teach again? Possibly. I've been let go from 3 districts, so what place would hire me? But I think I know what grade level I'd want. I have a better idea on how to structure the class, on classroom management, on assignments and note taking.
I wonder if I'll ever get an opportunity to correct my mistakes and do it right. I wonder if I should even risk it.
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