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The Beautiful Reality Of Starting Another Year Of Teaching

Here’s what I never learned in my education courses: I never saw videos of teachers holding their ground against a student’s – or worse, a parent’s – abrasive, abusive comments. I never saw a principal quietly pull out a box off tissues when a teacher broke down in tears from pressure. I never knew the indescribably immense necessity of supportive coworkers. I have learned an infinite amount more about how to effectively interact with students from watching the brilliant people I work with than I learned from thousands of textbook pages.

Beware Of The Sweet Talkers

The sweet talkers rely on their caramelized compliments to persuade you, to manipulate you. You crave their words and approval; the more you have, the more desperate you become for more, more, more, until they rot you from the inside out.

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