Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sharing is Caring; Co-Teaching Has Changed Me
Sure I have been self-conscious at times. I mean, I am out there - really out there - when I teach. We make noise, we use voices, we are physical. I tried to be more subdued but that wasn't me. I have embraced who I am as a teacher. Relished it even. I bring something unique to the class - I bring me.
In the past week I have been in several other classes and it has been eye-opening. For someone who never saw herself in any grades other than the 2-4 band I have enjoyed my time in first and fifth grade classes. I have been me - loud, a bit crazy, and firm - in each of these rooms and I have become more comfortable with being who I am as a teacher when other adults are in the room. This is HUGE.
I am excited about the coming weeks and the adventures they hold. What have you been the most surprised, or transformed, by so far this year?