Sunday, January 24, 2010

Whilrwind!

Caroline was sweet to remind me that I have been neglecting the blogging world as of late! My dear friends *cricket cricket* it's good to be back!!

The reason for my absence the last two weeks is that I have FINALLY begun student teaching. I am currently at Shaw Elementary in Springdale, and I LOVE IT.

So, long story short... last semester (my last semester of classes at the UofA), I became exceedingly distressed because I wasn't sure I had made the right choice by becoming a music major and pursuing teaching as a career. I prayed and prayed, and basically just left it at the feet of God and continued trudging through classes and obligations. 

Well, God has again amazed me and answered all of my prayers. I feel so fulfilled. I know that I was meant to be a teacher after just one week of being in the classroom with Kaci. 

Kaci is my cooperating teacher at Shaw and she is incredible. I cannot even put into words how perfect of a place Shaw is for me. God knew exactly what I needed, and he provided in ways unimaginable.

Last week, Kaci let me teach here and there, and I was a nervous wreck at first, but as soon as you see how much fun the students are having, and you see them learning... the nerves melt away, and it. is. amazing.

There are so many things I want to learn, do, and work on in the classroom, and I have such a fabulous place to do that. I am still nervous out the wazoo about all of the responsibility that we have as teachers.. we're basically responsible for young minds! (eek) But, as long as the students are learning and enjoying it, I don't see how I cannot just absolutely love my job. 

The end! (for now) There are a few more new posts down there.. so don't neglect them! Leave me some love!

2 comments:

Caroline said...

Yay! So glad to hear that teaching is going well - that's so awesome! You definitely have the personality and what it takes to be an amazing teacher, so it's great that you're sticking with it! It fits you so well!
Best of luck this week!! :)

Lyric said...

That is so awesome! I agree with everything Caroline said, you will be a great teacher. Glad your prayers were answered :)