I am learning a very invaluable lesson since the accidental release of my first book, My Fourth Year in Middle School: The Truth About Teaching.
Although this book is my first literary baby I see that regardless of my effort to produce quality writing about my journey into teaching, it seems to have fallen on deaf ears and blind eyes. I did not set my sights astronomically high, but I did hope that it would be better received by my peers.
Now this is not a blog about “whoa is me”. I am merely noticing that in this self-publishing world in order to be noticed, your platform needs to be larger than your Facebook friends. Perhaps my chosen genre of nonfiction is not as entertaining and interesting as fictional stories. My intention was not to entertain, but to provide a heads-up to new teachers that teaching is more than lesson plans and pedagogy.
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