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Teaching Tip: Remember This


I’ve been a teacher for almost thirty years. Loved most of the moments in those classroom days. Not all, but most.
Worked too many hours many days. Took too much crap off people some days.
Spoke my mind probably too often.
Learned of suicides and abuse and hunger.
Learned life is unfair.
But, I know I’m a good teacher. I have helped a lot of kids.
They’ve helped me, too.
Today my loved one received a bad diagnosis. And I walked right out the door.
My classroom was covered. My boss knew.
But it didn’t matter.
My life outside of work matters more.
It will always matter more.


Author: agnestirrito

I write. Make art. And in between, I do the best I can. ✌🏼️

2 thoughts on “Teaching Tip: Remember This

  1. I don’t know what you have going on but I know this, from reading you; you will raise up who needs to be raised up, you will be strong when you need to be strong and weak when commissary needs company. I hope..whatever it is, its temporary, a false alarm but if not, I am sorry that life is like that.

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