All posts tagged: reflection

What do you like least about teaching?

You probably have a lot of questions about what it means to be a teacher. You may be wondering if it’s a right fit for you. Is teaching challenging? The answer is yes. If you were to ask me today, after 3 years of teaching, What do you like least about teaching?, I’d say teaching is time-consuming. There’s a solution to this. I just haven’t mastered it yet.  I’ve struggled with teaching because I haven’t been in the same school or same grade level every year. Causing me to change curriculums and texts every time since each school and grade level requires something different.  The first couple of years of teaching, I struggled with classroom management—making sure everyone was in their seat, paying attention, and being respectful while I taught a lesson. Just when I thought I had teaching under control, I realized that lesson planning continued to be a struggle. I never seemed to have the lessons plans prepared weeks in advance. I always had them ready just on time.  Not to mention that …

Do you remember what you wished for—

when you saw the shooting star or after you blew out your birthday cake candles?  Do you remember what you wished for after you tore the dandelion from the ground or when you tossed a coin into the fountain? I’m asking you this because I saw a candle that said A Thousand Wishes at Bath & Body Works. Even though I didn’t buy the candle because it wasn’t my taste, it made me wonder about the meaning behind A Thousand Wishes. (What was the person thinking of when they came up with this brilliant name for the candle?) What comes to your mind when you think of A Thousand Wishes? Here’s what I’m wondering: When you light up this candle, will it transport you to a fountain where you’ll have a thousand coins to throw to make a thousand wishes? Or are there a thousand dandelions or shooting stars inside this candle? Do you remember all those times that you made wishes on all those different occasions? Those times when you wished for something more. …