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Monday, March 28, 2011

10 Things I've Learned from Teaching

I'm still pretty new to this whole blogging thing, but apparently bloggers have

'Linky Parties,' where they link to each others pages and blog about certain topics.

(It's amazing...There is like an entire blogging teacher community out there!)

Jennifer at Rowdy in First is hosting a "Ten Things I've Learned from Teaching" linky party. Here's my 10...

1. Choosing a baby name gets harder every year! (Trust me, I have two kids.) 2. Teachers do have favorites, and it's okay. It's not okay to show your favortism. 3. I have an addiction to garage sales and picture books! 4. Organization is KEY! 5. No matter how many late nights, early mornings, and weekends I put in, I still feel like I have so much left to do! 6. Aside from my family, there is only one thing I love more than teaching....Learning! 7. Set higher expectations for kids, and they will work harder to meet them! 8. Unless you are married to a teacher, husbands don't quite understand why we work as hard as we do...Does anyone, really? 9. Teaching takes a lot more time, effort, and love than I ever thought, but the rewards are much greater, too! 10. I am so glad to have a job where I don't have to watch the clock all day long. My job challenges, inspires, motivates, and gratifies my spirit everyday! I feel truly blessed that God has called me to this profession.



2 comments:

JenniferL

I love #7 and #8! We sure work our tails off! And I love my fiance- he's so supportive, but he'll never really GET it. So glad you joined the party!

I taught fourth grade the past two years- I don't know if your state has the main writing test in fourth grade, but Texas does. I have tons of ideas and great examples of stuff! Pick my brain if you need to jrluttenbacher@yahoo.com

http://rowdyinfirstgrade.blogspot.com/

Jayme

Thanks Jennifer! We don't have a writing test, but my focus this year has primarily been writing. I usually teach all subjects, but this year, I'm only teaching L.A.

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