One of the reasons I started blogging was because I sincerely love helping other teachers. If I could spend my days talking through curriculum and bouncing ideas off of other teachers, I would be in heaven. Really.
That’s why I love days like today. My alma mater contacted me about being a mentor at their New Teacher Academy, and I jumped at it. I honestly love most professional development, but being able to be around new teachers is exciting. They’re so passionate and fired up that it is contagious.
Talking through their classroom management plans and first day lessons, I kept spinning through all the missteps of my first year. I fell into the classic “coulda-woulda-shoulda” situation. So here’s the “shoulda.”
What I Wish i would have known...
And that’s the highlights. The list could be endless if I were to dig into the many mistakes of my first year, but after spending the day with new teachers, these are the ones resonating. These are the ones I want to scream from my own soapbox.
And here I am.