Glad I Saw It: Before Passing Time

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Often, when I go into high schools to observe student teachers, staff members try to steer me away, to protect me, from the treacherous and winding pathways of hallways filled with teens. And I get it. Teens rarely move out of the way, in fact they will sometimes intentionally get in the way of adults — especially adults they don’t recognize — to stretch their influence, and hallways during passing time are crowded and smelly and jostling and unpredictable ecosystems. They are also vibrant, energetic, tunnels of up-to-date slang and fashion and all things youthful. I love it; dodging my way through the hallways is a challenge that I sometimes regret, but usually enjoy.

That said, an empty hallway has a lovely calm as well.

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Adjusting to car culture, dealing with leaving a career I loved, and spouting off along the way. Do The Most Good.
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