According to research, close to half of teachers leave the profession within the first five years. I am in my ninth year of teaching, yet I feel more passionate and inspired with each passing year. Don't get me wrong, it has not been easy; there have been disappointments and heartache along the way. However, what I have learned so far is this: it's not about weathering the storm, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.
Over the summer I had time to really think about my classroom and reflect on the things I wanted to (or needed to) change, as well as the things I wanted to keep the same. Below, you will find the updated tour of my classroom.