This was the 3rd day of school, and we were finally done with going over the boring rules and paperwork and stuff…I really felt like a “teacher” because we were doing a project on the computers that the kids were engaged with and felt comfortable asking me questions about (and I’m finally starting to know most of their names!). For the first time since I was offered the job, I finally thought to myself “I love my job” during some of my classes.
Today was the first day of teaching this year that I truly ENJOYED…
I didn’t know much when I first entered the classroom and took over that class…but I did know my life was going to be different, because I was determined to give my students a different life, a better life. My time as a teacher had begun.
-Ron Clark, The Essential 55
Pretty much my 1st year teacher mantra… :)