Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The One Where I Followed My Heart #sol15

Every Tuesday, I participate in the Slice of Life challenge at Two Writing Teachers. Every March, the Slice of Life Challenge is a month-long experience where Slicers post every single day for the entire month. I'm joining in on the monthly challenge this year! For more information on what a Slice of Life post is about, you can go here.

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I am a teacher through and through. 
When I was in kindergarten, 
I wanted to be a teacher.
So I followed my heart.

I started babysitting in sixth grade, 
I was a swim aide in seventh grade, 
I worked at Kumon my freshman year, 
I was a camp counselor from the summer I turned sixteen until the summer I got married. 

When I was in high school, I took a sign language class, just for fun. 
I told the instructor I was going to college to become a teacher.
He asked me why I didn't work with Deaf students.
I had never thought about it. 
But when I did, 
and I visited classrooms,
toured college campuses,
and knew it was what I wanted to do.
So I followed my heart.

I am a teacher through and through. 

I've worked with preschoolers, 
and high schoolers,
and all the schoolers in between.

I've worked with pre-service teachers,
and mentors,
and new teachers. 

I've worked with tech savvy teachers,
and principals,
and coaches
and parents.

But no matter who I work with, 
I am a teacher through and through. 
Lucky to be living the dream.
Because I followed my heart.

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