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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.


I do think new teachers can create win-win situations, even in a broken, win-lose system. The trick is to decide which battles are nonnegotiable while making just enough compromises, or the appearance of compromise, that will keep the guardians of the system off their back.

EricKatz, author and high school guidance counselor

We believe excellence can be achieved if we care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible.

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How do you change things that you don't feel are right and, at the same time, take care of the kids in front of you every hour? It's like trying to change a tire while the car is still ...

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