Everything has changed since my last post. How, you ask? Let me count (literally) the ways…
1. I graduated (whoop!) with my masters from the University of Illinois.
2. I turned 26 and got booted off my parents’ insurance (less-whoop)
3. I got ENGAGED!!! That’s right, Potential Mr. Teach, or PMT, is now Future Mr. Teach, or FMT.
4. I submitted countless job applications. I think the total number came to around 75?
5. I finally got a job as a first grade teacher (super woot!!!) and I could not be more excited to start the school year!
So, yep, with all the change I thought it would be appropriate to change the blog to something more long-term. Enter Confessions of a Novice Educator: Making first-decade teachers look good since 2014. I’ll use this as a place to celebrate the successes, vent the frustrations, grow from mistakes, and muddle through the struggling lessons. If there is one thing I hope my readers will get from my blog it is this:
We all start somewhere, and I am a teacher starting at Level 0. I will give my all to my students, but I will learn from mistakes. I am a strategic thinker, observer, and substitute parent at times. I am a teacher, and I am a human being just like you.
Voila. New me.
(Also, before I go I have to tell you that this new me made a class schedule today. It feels weird, making a schedule for 20 six year olds to follow. It also feels weird having a classroom. A good weird. Like I’ve been handed the keys to an apartment in Teacher City and am officially a resident…weirdly awesome)