Tomorrow I start year 32 in the classroom. Here’s a list of the lessons I’ve learned over my 3 decades working with teens… Never lie to the kids. Someone once told me that kids can smell BS a mile away and it’s true. Tell the truth. Kids will surprise you if you pay attention. They’re sorta amazing.
Lots of good life lessons there, and I am not even a teacher. Thanks for all of your thoughtful comments.
50 years ago I spent a year as a substitute teacher. I wish I’d had this list going in!
I hope you have a wonderful school year. I have been teaching 35 years this year. Everything you wrote is so true.