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Discussion: Your First Year as a Teacher

by Janet Lee Stinson

My first year of teaching was very hard. I don’t think I ever relaxed once the entire year. I worked more hours than I ever thought I could and I stressed over everything I didn’t know. My first year taught me that I had the strength to get through the hard times.


What did your first year of teaching teach you?




Janet Lee has been an English teacher/Department Chair, Nipissing University Reading Part 3 Instructor, Student Success Literacy Consultant, and Nelson Literacy 7-10 instructional writer and media specialist. Janet Lee recently presented literacy resources at The Great Moon Gathering in Fort Albany, Ontario. She enjoys maintaining her blog This Side of the Mirror-A Journey Through Reflection to communicate with teachers and address current issues in education.

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