Bowman, J. D. (n.d.). 7 Things You Dont’ Let Students Do, That You Should. Retrieved March 27, 2018

I was a worry wart during my first year in the classroom. I worried if my students liked me (cool teacher syndrome). I worried why my students were not not as excited about school as I was (until one student pointed out that I was getting paid to be there and they were not). I even worried if students approved of my teacher wardrobe (until the long days of pacing classroom aisles and climbing school stairwells trumped all fashionista dreams). Now, as another school year begins, I realize that I don’t worry as much as I did before. I worry less because I let my students do more stuff than in the past. Here is a list of 7 things that I currently permit my students to do that I would never have allowed as a first year teacher:

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