Why I Miss Teaching…And Why Don’t

It has now been over a whole year since I left the classroom, and here’s what I miss and don’t miss about being a high school teacher in NYC. Why I Miss Teaching: Kids — Most people assume that I left teaching because of difficult kids, but for the most part, my students were bright, curious, and respectful. Even the most difficult students were just … Continue reading Why I Miss Teaching…And Why Don’t

What I Learned During 9 Months of Unemployment

2016 started with much excitement and hope. I had made my vow public by having a wedding celebration, and I had left my teaching job, which was making my life pretty miserable. I thought that my unemployment period would be relaxing and fun; I thought that I would find a job in 3-6 months. But the “funemployment” period turned into something else entirely, and I … Continue reading What I Learned During 9 Months of Unemployment