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Teacher Says First Day Feels Different for Veteran Teachers

Teacher Says First Day Feels Different for Veteran Teachers

The first day of school is different for every teacher, whether it is your first time in the classroom or your 20th year. 

Connie Pfanmiller, an English teacher at Frenship High School in Texas, said no first day has ever been the same, according to She said every year, she tries to think of new ways to engage her classes. 

"You think that you would just pull out your same repertoire. But you really do, every year, learn something new," Pfanmiller said. "You're constantly thinking, 'How can I reach them?' You try to plan and make it better and figure out ways to reach them and to bond with them."

The article explores another teacher who experienced her first day as a kindergarten teacher, and said it was challenging. 

"I was told that on the first day, they're always really quiet and shy and they do everything that you say, and it was like, totally opposite," said Katrina Hall. "I think tomorrow will be a lot smoother."

Read the full story. 

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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