My teaching inspiration has blossomed since I discovered the many teacher bloggers and pinners on the Internet. Their creative visuals, words of advice, and endless ideas to bring into my classroom has helped me create my very own classroom this year. Although this is my third year teaching, I was given the honor of teaching my own substantially separate classroom of special middle school learners this year. It has been positively rewarding and challenging every day. I live for the "ah-huh!" moments. I rise to the challenges, and try to create a teachable moment out of each. I am empowered every time I take a wrong turn to do better the next time. I know this is where I belong. I also know I wouldn't be teaching if it weren't for my teaching colleagues both near and far. The role modeling, advising, and endless support has given me the power to be my best, to admit my mistakes, and then make many more in an effort to reach students who needed just needed some sunlight and water.
Did I mention I love metaphors?
I hope that if your visiting my blog, I pass along a few tidbits of advice. I hope you can get a good laugh out of my crazy days and that we can collaborate in an effort to teach.