In my previous schools, if you were able to get the kids to behave and respect you and also learn something along the way, that was enough to get you through (not to mention middle school is less rigorous than high school). I have my relationship building tools with my kids down pat, but I have not yet had a chance to really test my actual TEACHING capabilities with kids who are, shocker, eager to learn.
The ability to have a career where I am able to get a taste of pretty much every other job on the planet is a beautiful thing. The best thing is, while I'm teaching my students, they're really teaching me.
The moment you are ABSOLUTELY SURE about every single thing in your life is the moment that you stop living.
I listened to a snippet of a podcast today from Lewis Howes in which one theme was "we don't grow when things are fabulous". In other words, we tend not to expand ourselves when things are already going pretty great. It is only when we face hardship that we truly test our inner mettle and... Continue Reading →