There is nothing incredibly earth shattering or surprising about Robin Jackson's "5 Biggest Mistakes I Made as a Teacher." However, her short list covers mistakes that many teachers make nearly every year.
1: I took everything personally.
2: I avoided dealing with parents.
3: I waited until students were failing to intervene.
4: I was afraid to make mistakes.
5: I tried to cover everything.
As you prepare to return to students this school year you should read her advice. It just might keep you from re-repeating the same mistake again this year.