First though, let's have another question-answer segment, eh? The always lovely Meg from Simply Nutmeg asked:
When are you going back to the classroom?
The short answer is, I don't know. And it's not just that I don't know when, I don't even know if I'll go back. (I know, Meg, you're hating me for that answer.)
I was a nanny before I went back to school to become a teacher, and I really loved it. But I figured it wasn't a career option, and I'd always strongly considered teaching English. My dad was a high school teacher, and a lot of our friends were teachers, so I knew a bit about the kind of life it could be. And I'd always loved literature and grammar and reading and writing. Sounded like a good plan, so back to college I went.
I enjoyed working with high school students, much as I expected I would. Oh, sure, it had its challenges, like any job does, but generally I liked it a lot. And yet... The whole time I was teaching, I missed working with little kids. I missed hugs and snuggles and baby laughter and chubby cheeks. I longed to teach more than just literature and grammar - I wanted to teach life. I wanted to be with the little ones again.
After I graduated, I did not feel ready to become a full-time high school teacher. Teaching high school is a job that never ends. If you're not lesson planning, grading, corresponding with parents, or writing exams, you're feeling guilty because you know you should be lesson planning, grading, corresponding with parents, or writing exams. Add on to that the various extra things you have to do to certify your credential as a first-year teacher, plus any other responsibilities you may have in the school in which you work (advising clubs, administrative duties, etc.), and you have a recipe for disaster. After dealing with depression for the better part of a year, I did NOT want that for my life.
So I went back to the young'uns, quite happily. Those of you who've been reading for a while might remember that although I loved working with the kids at my preschool, I didn't like my boss. I knew I still wanted to be with young children, but I couldn't stay there. In December, I met a new family with two young boys, and in January I started work full time as a nanny again.
I've been away from the high school crowd for almost a year now, and here's the thing: I don't miss it. I missed toddlers SO MUCH when I was teaching high school, and since I've been back with toddlers again, I really haven't missed the high schoolers. I'm so happy and fulfilled here that I can't imagine leaving it.
So unfortunately, Meg, I have no plans to return to the classroom any time soon. Sorry!
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best things about being a girl - 1) Curves. 2) Pretty shoes. 3) The PMS excuse.
number one favorite color in education - Green, as in the color of money, like when you bribe your poor overworked teachers for good grades. They love that stuff.
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mean mom picture - Oh man, this is so not the place to go for that. My mom is the very antithesis of mean. You want evidence? Look at this face:
Does that look like the face of a mean mom?
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bright green boogers - Ugh, I get enough of these in my work life. Do I really need you disturbing my blog with this image, too?
changing a tampon while wearing pantyhose - You know, it would probably be easier if you took the pantyhose OFF first. Just a thought.
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And lastly, an absolutely perfect search:
"a good start to your week" - Yep, that's Sunday Google-age for you.
Happy Sunday, everyone!