Veteran  and novice teachers agree: Anyone considering a career in teaching should start working as early as possible with students – either as student teachers or as tutors – to see if it’s a good fit.  One may love and excel at math but not necessarily know how to best teach it. Today’s teachers are also expected to deal with challenges unrelated to the subjects they teach. 

See below for excerpts from our discussion on teacher preparation and development with:

Meg Cleary — entering her third year of teaching chemistry at Brookline-Hollis High School.    Darrell Hucks — Chair of the Education Department at Keene State College and former elementary school teacher. Susan Rourke — Chair of the English Department at

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