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Staying the Course: When You Feel Like Giving Up

Staying the course when you feel like giving up. Tips for new teachers

"A woman is like a tea bag--you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt said these famous words, and I believe they apply to not just women, but teachers in general. There are times in teaching when it feels like the water is very hot, and the water is very deep. But I'm here to tell you that: You are strong. You are capable. And you ARE doing it. The fact is, you are showing up for work each day. You are making a difference in students' lives. That is what matters.