Jacquelyn Fabian, NBCT

Jacquelyn Fabian (NBCT-AYA English/Language Arts) teaches 6th and 8th grade Language Arts at Hinsdale Middle School in Hinsdale, Illinois. Jacquelyn has led and created professional development opportunities for Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist Pedagogy, student advocacy, and instructional technology. Recently, she began mentoring NBCT candidates around the country. In her free time, Jacquelyn enjoys Tabata rides on her Peloton, cooking, and spending time with her family, friends, and 11-year old cockapoo, Romeo. Follow her on Twitter at @MsFabian85 and join her in following National Board NAME at @NBCTNAME.
You Matter, Don’t Forget to Breathe
Jacquelyn Fabian, NBCTSeptember 14, 2020

I’m staring out at my classroom. The tables are all facing one way, front and center. Tape designates each chair’s placement. I hesitated to put up decorations in my new classroom because I’m not sure what decorations are even allowed right now. Everything simply feels eerily – cold. Let me be clear. I did not expect this school year to be “normal.” However, I was optimistic about the challenges and opportunities for growth. I would be remiss, however, to neglect the fact that in our hybrid setting, everything has been completely turned on its head. Bathroom breaks for students and…

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