Please read and enjoy this excellent post from the extraordinary teacher, Jennie!
Fellow blogger Don at Don Ostertag: Off Stage recently commented, “If only other teachers were children at heart.”
It hit home with me, because that is when I became a ‘real’ teacher. That’s when I found my heart. No, that’s when I melded with children’s hearts.
It happened like this…
I was always a good teacher. I planned exciting lessons. Children loved me. Parents were happy. Yet, back then I never understood there was more to being a teacher. Well, perhaps I never realized it at the time.
Early on in my preschool teaching, I interacted with children with the best of intentions, yet often struggled to feel that I had made a connection, much less a difference. Even though I was always a caring and kind teacher, there was a self imposed ‘you and me wall’. I was the teacher, and you were the student. Teaching meant teaching information…
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