I have survived my first semester of teaching — in California, during the worst pandemic since 1918. Despite all that, I have never felt stronger as a teacher. I have kept churning out lessons, connecting with students, overcoming obstacles, and finding new ways to make my class safe and scholarly. At the same time, I’ve made mistakes, had moments of dread, and struggled with bureaucratic constraints.

In this piece, I’ve collected my 11 main takeaways from last semester. I’ve also shared a couple of anecdotes along the way. …

Noah from ProvocaTeach

A math teacher who blogs about making education better. I believe in play, openness, flexibility, care, & sufferance. Visit https://provocateach.com to read.

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