Comparing Year One to Year Two (Part 1)

As an English teacher, I often ask my students to compare and contrast. (Side Note: Does anyone else agree that “compare and contrast” is redundant?) I wouldn’t be a very good teacher if I didn’t model the skills I expect from my students, so I’m starting a series of blog posts in which I compare my first year of teaching to my second year. ¬†Although the second year hasn’t truly begun, in this post I’m going to focus on my feelings going into the school year. Continue reading