The Slice of Life March Challenge is hosted by Two Writing Teachers.
My slice today is serving double duty because I am also celebrating with Ruth Ayres.
I celebrate becoming a teacher.
It seems that I have written a lot about my daughter this month, but a lot has been going on in her life. The latest - she passed her special education test. One step closer to becoming a teacher.
Only three more tests to go! (I forgot this is a celebration post!)
I celebrate being a teacher.
Thursday I gave a presentation to a group of student teachers. I spent several days creating and changing slides and then changing them again. I made several pages of notes because there were certain things I wanted to make sure I said. Because I prefer presenters who speak from the slides and not notes, I wanted my presentation to be conversational. I wanted to just "talk" with them: teacher to soon-to-be teachers. Once I showed my first couple of slides, the conversations began and the passion just poured from me.
Because I spoke about a topic that is dear to my heart, I learned I didn't even need my notes.
On the way out, one of the girls said, "I told Megan (my daughter who is also in the class) that you did a great job because I didn't zone out once." I suppose coming from a college student, that is a compliment.
I celebrate learning from a teacher.
Prior to my presentation, another teacher from a county school presented writing strategies. I took with me several writing strategies to try in my own classroom. I have always said we learn the most from other teachers.
Have a wonderful week and may you find many things to celebrate!