By Carrie Hagen
I wasn’t sure how I would do it. After taking a two-year leave from teaching high school English, I would be returning to the classroom.
I had ushered students through the starts of twelve school years, but this year’s opening felt new to me. I walked through the inservice days with the usual to-do list: organize classroom, dust off posters and props, make seating charts, print class lists, assemble papers to photocopy, grab books from the bookroom, consider opening day activities. I had madly juggled these tasks in past years, but this time around, I hesitated. Read more