Thursday, November 1, 2012

day one of thankfulness.

Day One of Thankfulness:

I am THANKFUL to be back in school, pursuing my dream to not only teach, but to love and care, and make a difference in the lives of children.  I did not get into this profession because I absolutely love the idea of children learning; granted, it's amazing to see that 'light bulb' moment. The real reason that I want to be a teacher is because it has chosen me.  It was decided a long time ago that my heart would yearn to show love to those that needed it in their most vulnerable times, but also in their most triumphant times as well.  It was decided a long time ago that I would want to show those who think they can't, that they can.  It was decided a long time ago that I wanted to make a difference, even if it was just to one person.  And then that's when I decided that I wanted to leave the world better than I left it.

Despite the long nights and bags under my eyes, not knowing if I'll actually see the light and giving up any and all fun, I am THANKFUL that I am back in school. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Teaching Post

I've had a blog for awhile now, that has been dormant for some time now; so it is nice to put it to use again. : )  I think that a blog can be very useful for a classroom and hope to implement one when I become a teacher. 
I always thought I wanted to be a middle school Special Education teacher, but my feelings and thoughts have changed.  I am leaning towards 1st or 2nd grade, still in Special Education, however, my thoughts still might change as I continue in this program.  I love anything that has to do with history or cultures.  I have always loved traveling and learning about the history and culture.
I've known from an early age that I wanted to be a teacher, especially a Special Education teacher.  My mother has been a para my entire life, and I've been around people with disabilities since I was born, and knew that I wanted to teach people with disabilities.