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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.

What to Pack: Your Personal Assets
What to pack: Your personal assets

The greatest gift you can give anyone is your honest self. It's the only unique gift anyone can give. Whatever I did, I would have to be myself, because I believe that is what children respond to. It's a privilege to be trusted by children. And I don't take it lightly.

FredRogers, children's television show host1

I love working with children and their families and making a difference. … Even on my toughest and worst days, I never lose that idealistic hope that all teachers start off with.

DarrenRaichart, junior high special education teacher

Young people need teachers, Spirit Whisperers who can teach from the heart. They need people who can say, “The Emperor isn't wearing any clothes,” who ...

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