One of the best things I have done for myself as a teacher is to keep a journal. Today, I flipped back to the entry I wrote on this very day, one year ago. Words and phrases like “OH MY GOD” and “TIRED” and “WHYYYYYYYYYY do they use so much glue?!” surfaced more than just once. Oi vey.
Fast forward one year:
I’m (more than) happy to say that this is not the case as I begin my second year of teaching. In fact, I wrote words and phrases such as, “YES!” and “They get it!” and “I LOVE TEACHING!!”
THANK YOU, to all of my colleagues, students, parents and community members who make me so happy to be an art educator.