Make Time to Connect With Other Teachers

Teaching can be a lonely profession. The camaraderie of the teacher education experience, with teacher candidates sharing their idealism and enthusiasm with a nurturing professor and like-minded peers, quickly gives way to the isolation of the classroom. As a new teacher, I was surprised by instances when I did not interact with a single adult all day long. I have learned to get more involved in collegial activities, to join and become active in teacher associations, to attend and present at conferences, and to share with other teachers.

AUTHOR ID: DARRELL LEE teaches history at Rockmart High School in Rockmart, Ga.

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