In the car, the dark classroom at 7pm, the shower; this was me as a first year teacher in public school. The intensity of the newness, fitting into a team of K teachers that had already thrived without someone like me, the task of exposing children to testing, reward/punishment systems, and highly academic rigor at a stage of development that was inappropriate. Teaching is hard, it still is, but I love it now. Sometimes it is not only the first year but finding the design that better fits you. I imagine this happens for children too, but they don’t typically have a choice of shifting realms. NPR should write an article like this from a child’s perspective. I could write one but if someone as reputable as NPR revealed the pressure cooker children live in today, it would be ground breaking!
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