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  • Writer's picturemeghankeverette

Response: Teachers Recognize Those Who 'Dive Into the Fray' With Us

Who has had the biggest influence on your teaching and why?

I started teaching in a turn-around school on an emergency certificate. I student taught in my own classroom during my first year of teaching, with a nine-month old at home and twelve hours of classes. During my first week of school, the first week I had ever experienced outside my own life as a student, a mentor teacher was assigned to me. While this sounds much like any other mentor-mentee system, it was far from it. There were not formalized mentors for teachers outside of teacher preparation program work, and because of my unique situation, my principal was my "coordinating teacher" for that. This mentor ... Keep reading at


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