This was passed to me from my friend Laura:
1. I am a good teacher because… I guess I persevere and make my kids do the same. I don't know that it really makes me a good teacher, but it's been my life song, so it kind of weaves throughout everything I do.
2. If I weren’t a teacher I would be a… mom, a pursuer of better health, a volunteer for Hospice or other organizations.
3. My teaching style is… I need structure. A beginning and an end. I use a lot of repetition, especially with the youngest. We make up silly stuff, songs, and rhyming tricks. I really don't feel like I've actually started!
4. My classroom is… the world (OK, so I'm stealing that from Heather and Laura). I would love for our classroom to be a traveling one. Let's learn about the Grand Canyon--then travel there.
5. My lesson plans are… So far I don't have any. I picked my curriculum for the year, and I've taught the basics out of workbooks I've picked up from here or there.
6. One of my teaching goals… is to raise a person who knows who he is, what he knows, and how to learn what he doesn't know. (OK, I'm definitely stealing from Laura on this one.)
7. The toughest part of teaching is… keeping organized and on task. Oh wait, are we talking about life or teaching? Also, working on patience.
8. The thing I love about teaching is… definitely when the light bulb comes on. It's neat that I get to see that with my own kids as they progress through their academics.
9. A common misconception about teaching is… that you have to know what you're teaching. It is good to learn together. (I am so stealing this one again!)
10. The most important thing I’ve learned since I started teaching is… I am not perfect, so I shouldn't expect my kids to be.