I was inspired today by Jason Stephenson. His blog, Room 149, is definitely worth a visit. I love it when I find teachers who are right where I am in classroom management and teaching style. They always show me ways to teach better, manage better, and understand these incredible creatures known as 8th graders.
This year, so far, has been crammed with growth and change. I feel like I am teaching at a new school. We have two new new administrators and a slew of new teachers. The new principals are open and honest, they challenge us and are 100% committed to our kids and positive change at our schools. The new teachers are fresh and incredibly motivated to learn and grow.
I am mentoring two teachers this year; one a first year and the other a student. It's humbling and awe inspiring to watch them blossom and inspire these kids. I am reminded each and every day how difficult this job is as I watch them navigate the complexities of a teaching career. They are both head-shakingly amazing.
|This is the cover I remember.|
I hadn't picked it up since high school and the first sentence, "When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkenss of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul
Newman and a ride home." drew me back into a world I had loved and lived a long time ago.
So, I've missed you. What have you been up to lately?