This blog series was authored by our own A.J. Juliani, Head of Learning & Growth.
It was towards the middle of my first year teaching (8th grade) when it hit me: My class was spinning out of control, and it was all my fault.
I was an eager first-year teacher, with an awesome mentor who taught Language Arts with me on the same middle school team. My students were busy writing papers, doing cool projects that we came up with, and reading in literature circles. I was also lucky to have a lot of technology in the classroom early in my career. It was a really good spot to start teaching, and I was messing it all up.Continue reading