My Students

Through social media I have been able to get back in touch with some of my students.  I taught them when they were 10 years old and they are now adults.  I was so happy to get in touch with a few of them and I am so proud of all they are aspiring to be in their lives, it is just wonderful.  After writing back and forth with a couple of my former students I realized how much I miss that time in my life.  I was 21 when I started teaching and I taught until I was 28 and had my son.  I was a good teacher.  I loved my job and it showed.  Even though I loved it then, I am not sure there is room in my life now for teaching.  Things are different in the world of education now with common core and I am not sure if I could teach that way.  I immersed myself in my job, my job was my life.  Now things are different, now I have an 8 year old and a 2 year old with Down Syndrome so I couldn’t do a job like that anymore and give my all to it.  

Am I happy to never return to teaching?  Maybe.  I can find other things in my life to be good at.  I am happy that I was able to help a few kids during my years of teaching, I am glad I was able to guide them and hopefully teach them a few things that have helped them in their lives. Right now my focus will be my kids. Luckily I have the background to possibly homeschool them if I need to one day. To all my students I hope you all succeed at anything you put your hearts and minds to, may you always follow your dreams, may you become all I knew you would be. 

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  1. Mary Anne Shepard | 17th Nov 13

    Isn't it great to be able to keep in touch with "our kids"?I am so proud of them. I am also lucky enough to run into one of them every now and then.
    Beth, when Leah gets older and is in school, you should try your hand at substituting. You get to teach and be with the kids, but don't have to deal with all the paperwork, administration, and parents.

  2. Beth B | 17th Nov 13

    Mary Anne I love it, just being able to see the wonderful people they have become. I have thought about subbing, we shall see.

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