In just 2 days, I will begin my 4th year of teaching. 4th YEAR! When did that happen?
Do I feel like I know what I'm doing now that I have a few years under my belt? No way.
Will things be easier this year? I highly doubt it. Each year brings its own challenges and problems.
Will I laugh at the crazy thing 10 year olds do? Of course. Will I cry a lot? Most definitely. Will I come home some days and insist that this is the hardest job on the planet? Oh yes. That will definitely happen.
But...it will be great. I will learn along with my kids. They will help me become a better teacher. I will challenge my students, but they will challenge me even more.
Two years ago, my principal showed us this video the week before school started. On days when I feel bogged down by my job (ie, when we multiply and divide fractions with uncommon denominators), this video reminds again why I do what I do. It inspires me and makes me thankful for the job I have. I get the chance to work with kids everyday like this little boy. How lucky am I?
Even if you don't teach, watch this, I promise that you'll be inspired.
I shared this two years ago when I first saw it, but it's just too good to not share again.
And...I hope everyone of my teacher friends has a fabulous school year!