My first classroom was given to me right out of graduate school as a one-year temporary assignment, perfect for a young professional. Before I entered my next classroom, I had a kid and was almost 10 years older, where I spent a large part of my career until I moved into higher education.
Now, with all of these life experiences behind me, I’m entering the classroom for the third time: in the middle of a pandemic, at a middle school, teaching science.
I’ve learned so much through the years as a teacher, parent, instructor, advisor, and mentor. This is where I share my experience with you.
Preparing your room