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What do you Wish You Had Known When you Began Teaching?

This week's question is:

Now that you have taught your first year, five years, or are about to retire, what do you wish you had been told or prepared for in the beginning of your career?

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Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. 

You can also send questions to me at [email protected].When you send one in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.

Another option is contacting me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.

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Education Week has published a collection of posts from this blog -- along with new material -- in an ebook form.  It's titled Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching.

Last, but not least, I record a weekly eight-minute BAM! Radio podcast with educators who provide guest responses to questions.  You can listen and/or download them here.

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