Calling all first-year teachers (who like to write)

The first year in the classroom is chock-full of poignant moments (or so I hear) — and we want to document as many of them as possible for our project on beginning teachers.

I’ve decided to expand the My First Year blog to other brand new teachers who want to share the good, the bad and the funny, unexpected break-throughs with students and lessons they’ve learned, themselves. Hopefully, their more experienced colleagues will chime in through posting comments.

We’re planning to start this right away. If you’re a first-year teacher or you know someone who might have the itch to chronicle some of their experiences, my e-mail is kmurphy@oaklandtribune.com. Phone: (510) 208-6424.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.