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Never forget how those shoes felt.

by ErikaStellar on August 15, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


This is my teaching mantra. It has come in handy in my first week of middle school teaching. As I sit here, watching my students complete a district mandated pre-test, I stopped to remind myself how hard it was to be in their shoes at their age doing something boring and quiet. So yes, they will be getting treats tomorrow. I should get back to observing them test now...ugh.

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