Always remember when one door closes, another door opens. It may be soon. It may take a while. But the right thing always makes its entrance when the time is right.
I am now grateful I didn’t get the health and wellness teaching job here in town. Not because I didn’t want it (because I really did) but because I lacked the experience to be the teacher I would want to be. But one week later, I get the chance to change that and make that right. Last night I was officially accepted into the New Teachers Collaborative Program at the Parker School for the next year.
I am going to be teaching while learning how to teach…real on the job training. I am very excited to learn how to teach in a way that is important to me and very in line with my beliefs. I also get to work in a collaborative way with super nice, supportive, and experienced team members instead of on my own. I think that is the best part. Plus the kids were really great! They do this all the time and they were happy to welcome me to their classroom. Another bonus (for anyone considering this path) is that I get paid a small stipend for teaching AND I will be earning graduate credits towards a Masters degree in teaching should I decide to continue down that road. 🙂 How awesome is that? Getting paid to learn…
I never thought I would be a teacher. Working with the kids at Bromfield helped me awaken a part of me I didn’t know was there. I am really happy to get to honor this part of me, it’s definitely an untapped aspect of myself. I am looking forward to supporting this side of me and seeing where this new path takes me.
I am definitely someone who seeks out new opportunities. I do get bored easily and need change. Well, the past few months has been anything but boring. I don’t see that changing for awhile.
To all my teacher friends, I will join you this summer brushing up on subject matter, reviewing curriculum, taking CEU courses, and I will be doing some mandatory classroom observational work. What I also love is that I will be improving myself and still learning while getting to spend some time with my kids.
Now that’s a win-win, especially for a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) heading back to work for the first time in 12 years.
Wish me luck!