I’ve been a teacher in some capacity for twenty-three years. I fell in love with the profession when I was a college student and landed a part-time job as an assistant language teacher in an elementary school. I was sure that I had found my vocation – that teaching would be a source of both income and happiness for the rest of my life.
I took an education degree and got jobs teaching English overseas and in Quebec. Despite the difficulties I encountered, my dedication to the job never wavered. Teaching inspired me. The emotional rewards were immediate and powerful; the challenges were opportunities to learn and grow.
In 2001, I finished my Masters degree and began teaching English literature at a CEGEP. Within a short time, I had tenure. And for the first few years…
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