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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My Favorite Thing About My Career

Today prompt is: What is your favorite thing about your career? I am joining Big Time Literacy's blogging challenge.

I thought this would be easy.  But now I am struggling. Not because I can't find something to love, but because of the depth of how becoming teacher has changed my life, for the better. I think the favorite is that I have the opportunity to influence students lives and I can make learning a rich and rewarding experience. Teaching Kindergarten means teaching students what school will be like for the rest of their journey. Of course, that is not true. But I have always felt like Kindergarten is where you decide if going to school is a good thing or not. So... learning must be fun and I must lead by example! I must! So making sure that students move to the music and laugh and play and dance and experience a sense of community and enjoy success, that is my responsibility. Implementing those things make me feel like a success.  Anytime I feel successful at what I am doing, I feel like I am doing what I was born to do. Somedays are harder than others. That is 100% true. But looking at children and seeing that they are different, happy, well-adjusted makes a difference. And looking at the data and knowing that students made progress and are ready for their next year of school also gives me a feeling of success. 

So what I love most is making a difference in students' lives. But it's not the only thing I love. I love to learn and research and dig in and find out about life through lessons and planning. I love sharing my ideas in this blog. I love working with other teachers and having a community of colleagues that I count as part of my life. I love the smell of newly sharpened pencils in the fall! I love it all. 

Becoming a teacher has changed my life. There is not one, single thing that I don't love. Well, this will be my first year with standardized testing, so I'm sure I'll have some things that I don't love by the end of the year. Meetings. Staff meetings in particular are not my favorite. I usually enjoy PD.


  1. No one likes staff meetings! You are right, there are so many things to love about our "job."

  2. you are going to have to standardize test kinders? say it isn't so!

    Yes, I mostly love everything about our profession, too!

  3. Agreed! I love the students, the teachers I work with and continuing my own education, too. Our jobs are so rewarding. ;)

  4. The people (students, co-workers, community) are amazing in education- I totally agree and this summer off kind of rocks too :)