It was a big year for me. I graduated from college, moved out of my parent’s place, moved in with my boyfriend, got a real teaching job, broke up with my boyfriend, moved in with my cousin, starting dating other people… I’d say I seized this year to it’s potential.
But looking back I think I need to make a serious commitment to being a better teacher. This is my chose field, it’s what I’ve wanted to do my entire life. I have to have faith that it’s going to get easier. I’ve heard that more than 1/2 of new teachers don’t make it more than 5 years. I believe it. I’m not even sure I can make it 5 months.
I’m not sure what I have to do. Do I have to get better at accepting that kids are awful creatures and stop stressing out over their imbecilic behavior? Or do I have to find better ways to reach them and hone my teaching abilities?
Based on what I’ve seen of really good teachers, I feel like it must be the latter. I have to be better. I have to change my attitude and work harder (if that’s even possible) to find new ways to reach my students.
Someday I’d like to become a college professor for future teachers. Maybe I’ll make them read this blog so they’ll know what to expect.
Personally, I should be nicer to my mom. She’s done a lot for me and I don’t think I’ve shown her the proper appreciation. I’ll also be a better person in my relationships. I don’t want to make the same mistakes with Colin that I made with Johnny. I’m going to try to be more open and honest.
Here’s to a better year in 2017!