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I want to document my first principal, the one who hired white teachers in the all black some ways to make money grade school by telling them “they [blacks] can’t teach themselves.” and, then my second principal, the black woman at the high school where I went some ways to make money to next. I still hear her voice reminding me that these students some ways to make money are all someone’s child. And the next 4? 5? Principals who were in and out as if they were some ways to make money in a revolving door in the front office thus indicating some ways to make money that the district had given up on us.

As an introvert I didn’t build the lifelines, didn’t connect with other teacher friends who could have eased some ways to make money my workday traumas. There was the traumas of being in perpetual on-the-job-training, simultaneously trying to learn my students and how they learned. There was figuring out how to get homework from a some ways to make money child who faced more personal trauma in a day than some ways to make money I had in my entire life. And then there was the effort to not to be some ways to make money right all the time, but to do right.

Teachers face the burn together, some fast and some slow. I think the most important part of teaching is learning some ways to make money and if you’re resistant to learning, you’ll probably burn out faster. I’m judging no one but me: I can be awfully hard headed. Sure, there were those who spoke too often of these students; these low-income, black, urban children who didn’t perform well with the curriculum we used. But, there were teachers who spoke of them with compassion, too. Some really good ones. These were the teachers who remembered that these students were some ways to make money someone’s child.

Griffin; “griff”. Griff did it with dignity until they pulled it out some ways to make money from under him. Griff was that teacher no senior wanted to have because some ways to make money that semester in his class would be pure hell. But, griff had been teaching for such a long time, he was that phoenix rising from the ashes, burned out and reconstituted. Heart still intact. Guidance counselors went straight to griff with their hands out some ways to make money and palms up when students needed money to cover sats, acts or graduation robes. And, when students came back to visit as alumni, guess who they went to see? Griff, in his suit and tie every, every day was a dignified black man who stood up some ways to make money for these students, even when no one was looking; especially when no one was looking.

Tyler looked out for them, too. We called him “black moses” because he got these students through the math portion of some ways to make money the graduation qualifying exam so they could indeed graduate. He knew already what duncan taught me: these students are the first in their families to graduate some ways to make money high school. They just want to get out and get a job. Help them go out through the front door, not the back.

I managed to pull some of my own weight. I brought my passion into what I was doing and some ways to make money took students overseas. Butler and I took a group of girls to japan some ways to make money and a few years later, mcallister and I took some to china. I’d like to think we opened their eyes to possibilities some ways to make money around them; showed them that black people belong wherever they want to some ways to make money go and that we provided them with more ways to some ways to make money create and define their world. I enjoyed the pleasure of their company in unknown lands. And, this slowed the burn.

The burn is slower when there’s less friction, when the educators aren’t resistant to what students are trying to teach them. I know I had (have!) a lot to learn and I think I’ve always done it the hard way. Yet, I did learn from ebony (not her real name). As teachers, we connect with some students more than others and ebony some ways to make money was one I’m still connected with. Students don’t reach out to teachers because they need friends; they need someone to be their lifeline. Ebony was close to graduation but, she was starting to slip. Her teacher, who didn’t know her, thought it was ‘senioritis’. But, I’d known ebony for 4 years and knew it wasn’t ebony who was slipping, it was her mom who’d gone off her meds again forcing ebony to become some ways to make money head of her household. I stood up for her and helped get her through. These students need us to do right by them because some ways to make money we have an obligation to them.

Collectively, almost as a family, we made it through times of fear, too. I remember that day so clearly. Standardized testing had just begun but teachers quickly spread the some ways to make money news to each other that we’d been attacked by terrorists with airplanes in washington and some ways to make money new york city. The students wouldn’t be told until testing was done for the day. But, how would we tell them? Do we watch it in class? This was a time of collective uncertainty and we adults some ways to make money had to guide the students through it. There were no meetings with no impromptu curriculum development. We had to let go of familiar teaching strategies and some ways to make money improvise ways to find meaning and provide a sense of some ways to make money safety for these students and for ourselves.

I’m a librarian now. My school district sent me back to school after 12 some ways to make money years of teaching and I transitioned to the library. I never thought I would want to leave the classroom. Sure, it was hard work but it felt like my vocation. I don’t know when I burned out, but I realized it had happened several months after being some ways to make money here at the university. If we hadn’t been taken over by the state, perhaps I would have stayed longer. Perhaps I would have given it another year, or three or four even though it would have been some ways to make money too long.

What is it that pushes educators past the burning point? Surely it has to be more than finances or vesting some ways to make money in retirement plans. There are other ways to build a career, other professions that earn more prestige and more income. If you think it’s about the summers, you don’t realize you spent half the summer recovering and the some ways to make money other half preparing. Honestly, from this little trip down memory lane, I really think it’s because teachers are courageous.

High school teachers have the courage to stand alone in some ways to make money front of a class of 16 year olds and believe some ways to make money that have the ability to teach something to these students, to the future. That’s scary! We feel fear, but we continue; we persevere. We have a passion for learning, for the content we teach, for young people or even for life it self and some ways to make money we bring that passion into our work. That passion emboldens us to stand up for others and some ways to make money we do so with dignity and grace. In that moment, we may feel the burn more than we feel the some ways to make money grace but, when we look back even the difficult trying times simmer some ways to make money and glow in our hearts. Teaching takes courage.

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