Thank you for following the Reality 101 blog for the past year. Your input has been vital to my growth as a first-year teacher. As I write my last blog for CEC, I am editing lessons for next year, collaborating via e-mail with colleagues and reading a few more professional development books all before I go to a leadership summit in a few days and begin the school year in two weeks.
Many of you who follow the blog were pre-service teachers and are now anxiously awaiting the first day of pre-planning or your teacher induction exercises. I applaud you for dedicating your lives for at least the next 200 days to an often thankless, demanding, low paying, highly regulated, and fiercely stigmatized profession. I understand you do it for the students, those who cannot advocate for themselves, resting their futures in your hands.