Thoughts from a reflective educator.
When I first started my career I struggled. A lot. My first job was in the School for Legal Studies which when I joined it was a relatively small high school by New York standards. I had three classes each day, two of which were double period classes. If you've ever watched Michelle Fiefer's "Dangerous Minds" you'll understand what my classes were like. It took me 3 months before I actually got one of my class' attention.