My Year in Education: An Open Letter of Reflection

Any educator can relate

Nicole Akers
Publishous

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Education is a challenging career any year. Since Covid, it’s been a battleground unlike any other. As an educator, the scars come more often, heavier, and even more brutally.

Each year, I take some time to evaluate personally and professionally and record my own reflections for measurement and growth.

My personal truth is of the same vein as a writer and entrepreneur in this: I never fully know what I’m thinking until I wrestle those words onto the page and then fight with them even a bit more.

In doing so, I evaluate what I’m doing, how and why I am doing it, and what refinements or adjustments I’d make going forward.

The best revelations happen with intentionality and, most often, in hindsight. Those truths are self-evident, and they grow even more clearly with a little distance from the actual moment.

I parallel the enlightenment to thinking in the shower. When my mind is removed from working — usually overworking a solution, the answer comes clearly and with ease.

This year, I’ve made special connections with students, parents, and colleagues. Some of those relationships deserve nurturing and preservation as people move and grow into different responsibilities…

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Nicole Akers
Publishous

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