When I first sat down for teaching job interviews I ran into a problem again and again- many of the best jobs were only looking for teachers with at least three years of experience. I often wondered what third year teachers knew that I hadn’t yet discovered. What wisdom arrived after a teacher’s third year?
Well, this is my tenth year teaching. In the last decade I’ve learned a lot about how to be a good teacher, but more importantly I’ve learned lessons that I never learned in college or from books. So here are ten posts from ten years that are ten lessons that have changed me as a teacher (in order of importance). Enjoy!