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Substitute Teaching, ie What I Did Not Write About: Beginnings

Note: The events in this series took place between September of 2013 and September of 2014.   I took my first substitute teaching job at a high school in a wealthy suburb.  In many ways, it was very similar to … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About: The Last Day

I came to the last day of school. I felt a wide array of emotions, from relief and excitement to fear and sadness. Mostly though, I think I was exhausted. As I came to school, I was still planning to … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About: Shawshanking

I heard an amusing term during my time at the charter school: Shawshanked.  A teacher used that term to describe how a teacher prepared to resign.  She started sneaking out small amounts of her classroom materials each day, not enough … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About Part 1: The News

I received the news that I was being laid off on a Friday. It was at the end of a terrible day, undoubtedly the worst day I had ever spent in a classroom. I could tell the story, and I … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About : Prologue

I realize that before I start talking about my time being unemployed I have to talk about what I was doing before I was laid off. Back in August, I was hired to teach elementary at a charter school. It … Continue reading

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