Sink or swim? My view of the First Year as a Teacher

Today was the penultimate day of school, coming second only to its slightly more beautiful, ultimate day of school – otherwise known as the second to last and the last days of school! Trouble is, today was also the last real opportunity that I had to complete my “application” to come off probationary employment. What…

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Chilling with “the” Dan

So no biggie, but I went to Dan Meyer’s PD today and my mind was blown. Then, it was reconstructed in a beautifully perplexed way. Sure I’ve read his blog, watched his videos, and taught his lessons, but today surpassed my already high expectations. What I got out of today’s sessions was this: Pick something…

A blog eh?

So… the Principal at my school told me to start a blog about what it feels like to be in my first year of teaching. So, being the young, enthusiastic, go-getter teacher that I’m meant to be, I did! Here it is… My name is John Rowe, and I am a beginning teacher at the…