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Today’s Do Now: Reality sets in

It’s mid-October, the string of long weekends and mid-week holidays is over, and Thanksgiving is a long way off. For those new to the city, like They Call Me Teacher, the magnitude of the change in setting is beginning to hit:

I miss the world I lived in before, where schools made sense and my problems were so small. Ahh… I had no idea then how much worse it could be… now, I feel like even if the students are only learning a little bit, it will be a huge success, given the circumstances. Or maybe I’m just frustrated and feeling worn out. Hopefully, I’ll be able to continue up this mountain and give the students the amount of knowledge they deserve. It seems more complicated than it needs to be though.

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