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A Peek Into Memphis Classrooms

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For a real glimpse at the life of a new teacher, the Memphis Flyer invited seven Teach for America teachers to write essays about their lives in the classroom. “Classroom Confidential” features the voices of Memphis teachers driven to chain smoking and rampant ice cream eating by the stresses of their jobs; teachers questioning their life choices; teachers wading through sleep-deprivation to make it through the school day. But after a couple months in the classroom and despite the challenges, many of them are still optimistic. They still want to make a difference and hope to have a positive impact on the lives of the students who sit in their classes.

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Welcome to the real world of teaching! Like these new teachers, I and my older cohorts (still) hope to make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of students. It doesn't get easier (anong other things, the paperwork has gotten harder over the years), but after thirty years, I'm more confident in my knowledge and abilities. I sugggest that new teachers make sure they keep a supply of chocolate handy!

Why can't we let teachers do what they are talented doing rather than forcing them to teach only certain material in certain ways. Learning should be directed by the learner, not a teacher. Teachers should facilitate and support a learner-driven curriculum, not some bureaucratic state mandate.

- Coop

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