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ERIC Number: EJ1020218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
A Balancing Act
Lewis, Tamica; Mobley, Mary; Huttenlock, Daniel
Educational Horizons, v91 n3 p16-19 Feb-Mar 2013
It's the season for the job hunt, whether one is looking for their first job or taking the next step along their career path. This article presents first-person accounts to see how teachers balance the rewards and challenges of working in different types of schools. Tamica Lewis, a third-grade teacher, states that faculty at her school is close-knit, and the urgency they feel to transform their students into curious, academic scholars is real. Mary Mobley, an English teacher, says that teachers, whether new or experienced, need to be flexible, creative, and generous to meet various logistical tests. Finally, Daniel Huttenlock, a seventh-grade language arts and literature teacher, observes that, whether it is attending concerts, sporting events, fundraisers, or school get-togethers, investing in relationships is all part of the job.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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