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Practical insights and strategies, backed by years of experience and research, help you establish your professional identity, build your own support team, connect with students, and grow in your career.


The value of persistence comes not from stubbornly clinging to the past. It comes from a vision of the future that's so compelling you would give almost anything to make it real.

StevePavlina, personal development blogger1

The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn't make sense to be hopeful.

PaulHawken, author and business leader2

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

WilliamJames, psychologist and philosopher3

But enough about the kids—and the system, and the parents, and your colleagues. Let's talk about you!

You have probably discovered that teaching is more than a career choice. It's more of a lifestyle, for some of us, the very fabric of our lives, integrated into everything we do. ...

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