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Recovering Teacher

Publication Date: 2009-03-26

A "recovering teacher" remembers a colleague who did not fit the "perfect teacher" fantasy that does not make allowances for imperfection or dissatisfaction.

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The Christmas after I broke away from my career teaching English--from the high school from which I'd graduated sixteen years earlier--my husband gave me a license plate frame that read, in plain black letters on a silver frame, Recovering Teacher. . . .

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