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I Get Nervous Before I Teach. Every Single Day.

And I may never get over it — because I care

Lecture room with empty desks.
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My mom, who had been an amazing elementary and junior high teacher for decades, had always joked to me (repeating what she’d been taught):

“Teachers are just frustrated actors with a captive audience.”




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E. Katherine Kottaras

E. Katherine Kottaras

M.A. English// M.S. Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness. Contemplative teacher & writer. 🏳️‍🌈☮️🌴🍕 Chronic pain yields chronic hope.

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