Dear Tired Teacher

Brooke Johnson


Dear Tired Teacher,
I see you. I see you taking another minute to unjam the copier in the teacher’s lounge one more time before it spits out the day’s work. I see your smile welcoming each student into your classroom every hour, every day. I see the seemingly organized chaos with objectives and essential questions on the board. I see you giving advice to the college intern standing by your side from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. I see you at lunch with students eating in your room, met with the laughter of friends who join them.

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