Tomorrow morning, I am going to wake up, put on my uniform, and walk into my school, prepared to begin my career as a teacher. I’ve spent the past 3 weeks listening to speakers stress how important the first impression is. I have to show my kids that I am in control, that I have high expectations that I will hold them too, and that I care about them, and want them to succeed. It’s the night before my first day of school, and I am just hoping that what I’ve learned is enough to get me started.
It’s weird to think that at this moment, the identity of my students is a complete mystery to me. I have no idea what their names are. I have no idea what they look like, what interests them, what pushes their buttons. I don’t really know anything about the person behind the students I am about to meet. What I do know is this: They are worth all the time and energy I can give them. Here’s hoping I can.
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teaching at an alternative school…