Sharing the Light

My first year teaching second grade in Newark I had absolutely no idea what I was doing; fresh from a five week bootcamp run by Teach for America corps members who themselves had very little classroom experience, I arrived at my school in early August for orientation hoping there would be more guidance from my new colleagues. What I found instead was another week or so filled with an abundance of meetings on fun topics like how to use our laptops and where to hide the kids in case a shooter was roaming the halls, but very little time spent on less fun things, like what we would be teaching.

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