Confession Time: Connection didn’t always come easily to me.
I’m speaking from experience, because...
I learned the art and science of connection the hard way—by totally flopping on my first day as a high school English teacher.
I walked into that classroom full of 18 and 19-year-olds—a “seasoned” 22-year-old, myself—with an 8-page typed speech…
...and it was ABOUT ME.
*gasps* I know. I’m cringing just thinking about it.
The manifesto was actually about how my class would be so different.