in case I forget

Today I felt like I made a difference in the lives of a couple of students. It is nice to know that they will come to me when they need help. Already. All they need is a little support, a smile, and a question that lets them know that you think they are important. The more I teach, the more simple this process becomes.

I am still learning so much about being a teacher. I think in my mind I often see my profession as static. You are a teacher and you are the teacher that you are. But nothing is farther from the truth. Every year, every month, every day, every class period, I feel like I learn something new about how to be better.

I am a better teacher today than I was a year ago.

And that is so encouraging.

I am making a small difference in the lives of my students.

I am writing these things for a couple of reasons, but namely, because after a rough day in the classroom,

I will forget that I once thought the way I do right now.

Like it is all worth it.

Being humbled by fourteen year olds.

Being ignored at times.

Sitting in a hot classroom with thirty teenagers.

Not having an adult conversation for four hours straight.

It is worth it.

1 Response to “in case I forget”

  1. September 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    it is totally worth it and come back to this when it sucks again. loves.

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