Aiming for better than good

It’s refreshing to see a good teacher strive to be great!

talk from chalk

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I know how this is going to sound but I need to say it anyway.

I’m very good at what I do.

False modesty aside, I’m quite comfortable asserting that I still have a passion for my work and that I make sure to share this with my classes. I have an expertise in the material, and I know what it is that students need to do to achieve. I’m a bit of a performer in the classroom and as such I have confidence that I can deliver instructions and subject content in a way that hold a class’s attention. It’s taken me years to get this good and yet now …

Now I feel I need to change.

I’ve suspected this had to happen for a while now and the results of last year confirmed it. Last year my senior class achieved truly excellent marks. While there weren’t too…

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