I've always wanted to be a teacher.
I've spent the last eight years in the classroom teaching kids. I feel teaching has been a calling for me, something that I was led to and find great fulfillment from doing.
But this week, I began work on another life dream -- teaching other people who want to be teachers.
The university where I did my certification and master's work has hired me as an adjunct instructor in their teacher prep program. I am teaching Classroom Management, one of my favorite courses while I was in their program.
Tuesday night was my first class.
It was AMAZING!
Being able to share what I have learned so far about teaching, building student connections, growth mindset, classroom community, doing what's right for kids, research, how to handle challenging students, team building, remaining a lifelong learner and more was like .... coming full circle.
Ten years ago, I sat where these students sat. And now I am teaching them. I am continuing to learn along with them. I will learn from them just as they (hopefully) will learn from me.
For this opportunity, I celebrate.