It can help you exchange ideas, push through the tough times, and feel like part of a larger education community.
Farhat Ahmad, a 9th and 10th grade literature teacher at McClarin Success Academy and 2015 recipient of the Georgia Governor’s Award for Innovative Teaching, recently wrote an EdSurge article about finding his tribe. "It may sound cliche, but I learned the hard way that you can’t do everything on your own," he writes. "You have to find your own 'tribe' as a teacher, even if it starts small. Your tribe may be right next door to you, or you may need to venture beyond the walls of your classroom or school. And sometimes you find it when you aren’t even looking, like I did."
Finding your people is so important. It can help you exchange ideas and learn from other passionate teachers. It can provide support and encouragement to push through the tough times. It can also make the teaching experience feel less isolated, reminding you that you are part of a larger education community and not just one teacher in one classroom.
We created the LONG + LIVE + MATH Movement to help you find that community. It's for teachers who are pushing beyond the status quo and insisting on the very best for their students every day, in every lesson. All LONG + LIVE + MATHers share a commitment to leading classrooms where no one ever says, “I’m not a math person.”
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