May 14, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 20

A Teacher's First-Year Students Graduate

Congratulations Class of 2014!

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Graduation holds a special meaning for me this year.

In 2007, I accepted a 7th grade teaching position at GHS. I was a little skeptical because I desired to teach younger students. The position was for an overflow teacher, which meant I did not have my own classroom and I taught math, science and social studies.

I began the year with ideas and procedures to make my teaching fun and effective. It was quite difficult to coordinate all the little things that need to come together to make a classroom a fun learning experience. I had to prepare for three different...

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