What kind of teacher are YOU?

Monday, December 7, 2015
Making the switch from second to fifth grade has been one of the best professional moves I've made. I love the age group, the content is really interesting, and I just feel like I've found my niche. HOWEVER, I can't lie. It's been a bit draining. Learning all new content as well as instructional strategies has bogged me down. My brain is fried.

I've been having a tough time the past couple weeks. I want to do what is best for my students, so I have a million unfinished projects flying around. In the meantime, I see all these amazing teachers doing such amazing work in their rooms and it got intimidating, even frustrating to think I wasn't doing my part.

Then it hit me. We are NOT all the same. We are all at different stages in our journey. We all have successes and we all have struggles. I've been selling on TpT for almost a year now, blogging for about 6 months (not consistently at all), and in the meantime trying to make this the best classroom for my kiddos.

I decided to really sit down and think:

What kind of teacher am I? What do I believe in? What makes the most sense for me as an educator and the building that I work in? We are all on our own paths. I've been trying to channel my inner Ashley Schroeder and Sheila Jane. I need to own my journey - no one else's. This is not about comparing myself to others. It's about using this amazing community of educators to be the best I can be with inspiration through them and through myself.

Now...which unfinished project should I work on that reflects ME and MY teaching???


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