Remember Allisence? She wrote for Reality 101 in 2011–12. Allisence was just starting a second career and in her first year of teaching last time she blogged. Reality 101 is circling back with her for a Reality Check to get her perspective and sage advice for new teachers.
Last year, I was a first-year teacher trying to figure out how to navigate the system and balance student schedules that made my room feel like a three-ring circus. I was perplexed by how to teach such a wide range of students, but even though I have a year of experience under my belt, everything seems that much more complicated!