I started teaching back in the mid–nineties. I remember being led to my room on the first “workday” to find stacked a mile high in a corner: desks, way too many empty shelves and some old, old, text books. I don’t remember there being anything else except a short-lived “old school” crank style pencil sharpener that I unbolted by the third day of school.
I tell you this because I started before state testing, pacing guides, PLC’s and data teams. I learned to teach through trial and error, a great deal of patience and making everything from scratch. It forced me to become a lifelong learning, long before I was ready to (since I’d just graduated from college).
Now, learning is my life!
I’m grateful for the journey I have been on and I can’t wait to continue my teaching adventures with you! Denise