Teaching is so much work. Mostly it’s a lot of planning and re-planning. The other half has to do with connecting and collaborating with your peers to step up your game. Whenever I am able to connect with someone and make myself better because of it, I am so grateful. That’s why I’d like to thank George for helping me today.
Who is George? He’s a special ed. teacher who contacted me because he was in need of help. When he came to visit my classroom the first time, he was full of questions and eager to be helped. I was able to help him. The second time he visited, I was full of questions and eager to be helped. He helped me.
I had so much paper on my desk. He, in his ever so humble way, looked at it and told me what worked for him last year. After that he took the time to look around my classroom and see how it could be made better. We came up with a way to help my classroom run itself like his did last year.
I mention this to say that everyone has something they can teach someone else. The one thing I like about George is that he was so open to help. We’re both second year teachers, but he wasn’t too full of himself to listen to another second year teacher and get help and neither was it. Neither of us were too humble to listen.
That’s what it’s all about. That’s also all for tonight. I need to go. I have to change my lesson plans. If you read my post earlier, you know what I’m talking about. As always, here’s to continued success, now and in the future!