I'm linking up with the The Teaching Tribune for a little #tbt . . .
I want to share my call to the profession. But first . . .
this is me in first grade, the grade I have taught for the last two years. . .
I remember coming home from school and teaching my little brother everything I was learning and loving the way that felt. I don't know if I was that good of a little teacher or if he just was an amazing student, but he learned everything I would show him with ease.
I helped my teachers with ESL students, lower achieving students, and was a buddy reader almost all of my school career. It just felt right. It just felt like it's what I should do.
I married right out of high school and we traveled the world. When we finally were stationed back in Texas I enrolled at the local university and finished in 3 years.
This coming school year I will start my fifth year of teaching, my third year teaching second grade, and I wouldn't change it for the world!
I don't want to turn anyone away from this profession, but I do have to say that it isn't easy. You really have to WANT it to STAY in it. . .
I think Steve Jobs said it best: