I will never forget the first time I walked into a classroom as a future teacher.
It was an observation in a first grade classroom, a "requirement" for one of my masters courses. As I walked in, the normal learning kind of things were going on, and I quietly sat in the back and observed what seemed to be an surreal experience. Surreal because the hair on my neck stood up, my eyes watered, and I felt overwhelmed. This was the time in my life that so many friends had told me about, when I found out exactly what my gift was, my passion, my purpose in life. And as I sat there trying my best to focus on the strategies the veteran teacher was demonstrating, I realized that there was no other profession in the world I wanted to do more than teach little ones. So with this memory, I share with you some of the best advice I have received spanning over the 13 years since that first observation.
My friend Deb at Fabulously First is hosting an incredibly helpful linky party focused on new teachers and passing our veteran wisdom to them. However, as a lifelong learner, I too will be basking in the advice of fellow teachers! Here is all you need to do to soak up the experience. Once you have read through my post, click on the Deb's blog button and you will be whisked away to her blog. Once there, read her advice and click on other buttons for their advice (gees-how many times can I say advice?). Have fun!
The first one I blogged about in a previous post. You can read about it here. Please stop by Fabulously First! to read more! http://fabulouslyfirst.blogspot.com/2013/07/loving-wisdom-for-new-teachers-linky.html