Tuesday, January 29

second-year


if you are ever at a loss for what to get a teacher as a gift .. get them something like this. super cool and super practical. just saying.

this friday i am going back to school. back to work! i have teacher meetings and parent-teacher meetings all next week and then the 11th my classes start. ahhh i really cannot believe that i will be a second-year teacher! there are so many things that i learned last year as a first year teacher that i cannot wait to start using this year. probably starting mid-way through last year i made a list of things that i knew i had to change with my policies and teaching style for the next time around. and even looking back just one year, some of the things i did in class or used as lesson plans just make me cringe. oh well! i'm pretty sure my students thought i had been a teacher for a million years though, thank goodness.

i am by no means a professional educator, but i'm really looking forward to learning even more this year alongside my students. but if anyone is willing to offer up some newish teacher advice i wouldn't turn it down...

2 comments:

Jay said...

My second year of teaching was my absolute favourite year! After the craziness of first year, I really felt a lot more confident with all of the lessons learned and I was so excited to try out my new ideas with a little more experience under my belt. Also, I still had all of the enthusiasm of a 'new teacher' which tends to fade away as the years go.

Good luck as you start this next year!

Gina Alyse said...

That's such a cute and fun idea for a teacher! I lot of my friends are studying education and hoping to get their first teaching jobs soon.

Congrats on your second year; I hope it's as good as the first!

xo, gina