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An Even Dozen (Years in the Classroom)

Every once in a while, a student who thinks she wants to be a teacher will ask me, “When did you know you wanted to be a teacher,” and I answer her by saying, “I never did want to be a teacher.” That’s the truth, I didn’t. When I was studying English in college, people would say to me, “What are you gonna do, teach?” and my reply would be, “God, I hope not.” No, I didn’t know I wanted to be a teacher— until two or three years after I became one.… Read more An Even Dozen (Years in the Classroom)