During my first year of teaching, I did not have a classroom space of my own. Instead, as many teachers do, I put my materials in a bag that I carried from room to room. Although “covering the bases” in this way presented challenges, the experience provided some of the best teacher “spring training” ever.
This month in my Language Arts classes, the students have been studying and writing poetry. I wrote a sonnet about “teaching from a bag” to add to our collection: