Moran compares his experience during his first year of teaching with his second. After receiving his M.S.Ed. and completing a very successful first year of teaching, he thought that he had reached an important milestone. However, his confidence was shaken when he began his second year, realizing that the students as individuals and within the group dynamic can vary greatly from class to class. Each group offers new challenges and thus new learning experiences for teachers.

Author Biography

Scott Moran, a native of the New York City/New Jersey area, spent his school age years in the Montclair Public School system. Later he attended the University of Rochester, where he earned a B.A. in psychology. Before enrolling at Bank Street College, Scott worked as a human resources professional. He began his first teaching job in the fall of 2001, and graduated from Bank Street in the fall of 2002. Scott currently lives in Ithaca, NY, with his wife.



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