Saturday, November 1, 2014

Best Aspects of Being a Teacher -- #ReflectiveTeacher Day 1

I’m participating in the November Blogging Challenge  -- Attitude of Gratitude -- at @TeachThoughtOnline
  


Today’s Topic:  What are the best aspects of being a teacher?

I remember growing up, I had two aunts who were teachers.  They would quickly tell me that the three best things about being a teacher were June, July, and August. 

As a child, I found this pretty funny. 

Now that I am a teacher, I am quick to admit that I do enjoy my summers.  

But here are some other things that I enjoy about teaching:
  • Seeing the "aha" moments in a student's eyes when they "get it".
  • Making a connection with a student who needs an adult to believe in them.
  • Learning and growing from the teachers around me.
  • Being a lifelong learner myself.
  • When a student accidentally calls me "mom".  Some teachers may get offended by this, but I take it as the highest compliment and a sign that I have made a connection with that child.
  • When a kindergartner passes me in the hallway and tells me they want me to be their 4th grade teacher.
  • When former students come back to say hello and share how awesome they are doing in middle and high school.
I could go on and on...

What are some things you enjoy about teaching?  Consider joining the November Attitude of Gratitude Challenge.

2 comments:

  1. Great post, Jennifer! I have had students tell me that I am their "mom at school," which I also consider to be a compliment and an honor. We have an amazing job, and even on the bad days, there is something to be thankful for. I'm looking forward to blogging with you.

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  2. This was such a great prompt because there are so many positive things about being a teacher. They usually all come to relationships between us and them. Best job in the world,

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