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Lessons from a High School Classroom

My first day at West Charlotte High School included the principle scolding me for wearing unprofessional shoes, a security guard mistaking me for a student, and a raucous fight breaking out in my classroom. Teaching ninth-grade English was not off to a great start. Fortunately, I adapted and learned valuable lessons that continue to serve me well in my career. Here are a few that remain top of mind as I lead training efforts in my nonprofit organization.

Dress the part. According to my principal,

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