When I began my teaching career 13 years ago, my mantra was “Let’s do this!”
I was ready to conquer the world!
Help students achieve success!
Build student leaders!
Develop independent thinkers!
And I did…
After teaching in the brick and mortar setting for twelve years, I had conquered it all. I marked everything off my teacher bucket list.
Build relationships with hundreds and hundreds of students and families - check
Make a name for myself in my district - check
Write curriculum - check
Mentor student teachers - check
Serve as team leader - check
Chair committees - check
Win District Teacher of the Year - check
I should have been content, happy, satisfied, and ready to conquer more.
But I wasn’t…