Friday, February 6, 2009

How can I not?

Talk about students?  School?  That is who I am.  That is what I do.  Today was a great day, but I had a run in with some students.  What happened isn't important, but I felt bad.  I was questioning what I had done in the situation, what I should have done to handle it differently.  Whether or not I was still a good teacher.  Yeah, I know, quite a jump but that's what I do.  Then I talk to my partner about it and feel a little better.  Later, I am posting back and forth with ex-students, and current students and they post about what a great teacher I am!  It totally made my night.  ALSO, a student who is currently in my previous school and one I feel I mentored, is on the verge of being accepted into an elite Ivy League school.  It's not even important that she gets in, it's that she got that far, and learned to believe in herself enough to do it.  What better job could there ever be?

1 comment:

  1. I think one of the most important things about being a teacher is that we alsways question ourselves,a nd think about things we do or didn't do, or how we could have done something better. I think you should start to worry when you don't question yourself. Your students let you know what kind of a teacher you are--and none of us is perfect, but the willingness to question is a very good thing. You're awesome!