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THE FIRST YEAR

Illinois teachers' reflections on their early years in the classroom

The Illinois State Board of Education launched “The First Year” blog series to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, 2019. This series highlights novice teachers’ reflections on their first years in the classroom. Read about what’s it’s like to stand in front of students as an educator for the first time – and share to help us inspire others to join their ranks.​

Know a first- or second-year teacher who you think should be featured? Contact Denise Albert at dalbert@isbe.net.​​​

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