An introduction to a series of essays from former Bank Street advisees that reflect on their first-year teaching experiences. The essays reflect the voices of those in the midst of becoming the teachers they hope to be. They touch on important aspects of teaching such as being present, bringing one's whole self, recognizing the interdependence between students and teachers, and generosity.

Author Biography

Judith Leipzig is on the faculty of the Bank Street College of Education Graduate School, where she teaches courses and mentors student teachers in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Programs. In addition, she has developed and teaches the “New Teachers Online Forum,” an online course for Bank Street graduates in their first three years of teaching.



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