Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pick-Me-Up

Do you ever have one of those moments that just brightens your day and makes you feel unstoppable? It can be the smallest thing but it makes all the difference! Well I had one of those moments yesterday and it made me want to dance the rest of the day!

As you may know, I have been student teaching this semester (16 weeks) in a second grade classroom. I have been blessed with not only an amazing class of kiddos but an amazing co-teacher to learn from. I am absolutely in love with the school district I am in and am just having the best experience ever. I really am not looking forward to when I have to leave but luckily I get to go back in March to do a maternity leave!



If you remember this post from last semester you will recall that I had a pretty crappy experience. I had a professor who was very cold and unencouraging and a rough class of 29 Kindergartners. I finished the semester feeling like I maybe wasn't in the right career field and all my hard work was for nothing. I was just really down on myself and dreading student teaching. Well after my previous paragraph I am sure you can see that things have changed for the better!

This semester I have been so encouraged by my SEMO supervisor, my co-teacher and just overall have my confidence back 100 percent about my teaching ability. If it wasn't already back, I got the boost I needed from my supervisor yesterday. She is a veteran teacher and she comes to observe some of my teaching and gives me pointers after each lesson. After I was observed Monday we were meeting when she gave me one of the best compliments I have ever received.

"I believe that teachers are born. You can't teach someone to be a good teacher, it just comes natural and you are one of those people who was born with it!"

I mean... WOW! What a compliment and what a difference from the junk I had heard from my previous professor. Just a wonderful moment that made my day and encouraged me big time! Love when that happens!

2 comments:

Danielle Brewer said...

Tavia, that is awesome! I'm so happy that you're having a better semester and teaching experience. I cannot wait to hear about how the rest of student teaching goes! I am an elementary ed major & get to start being in the classroom more next semester! I'm excited. Hope your kitties are doing well (sorry to hear about your puppies). Have a great day!

Danielle
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Tobi said...

I totally agree with what your supervisor said - both that good teachers are naturally gifted at it - and that YOU possess that gift! So glad your having such a great experience. Can't wait to compare notes about our classrooms next year when you're totally in your element!

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