“No one likes to be talked down to, and when speaking with children it’s often best to interpret this literally.”

Education wasn’t my first career choice. If I’m being entirely honest, I never really had a first choice, but I fell in love with summer camps, after-school programs, and the idea that if I work with children then I never really have to grow up. A lot of my colleagues would say that “education chose them,” and while I’m not entirely sure I agree with the sentiment, I understand what they’re trying to say.

Working with children, in any capacity (as a teacher, a parent, a babysitter, a counselor, a coach, you name it) gives adults the truly unique opportunity…

Andrew Chmielowiec

teacher, writer, poet & aspiring stay at home dad

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