Feelin' good on a Wednesday... (Ever seen that episode of "South Park?" I'm almost ashamed to admit that I have... but it's a cartoon... and it's politically funny, sooooo....). After a few weeks of mucking through trying to write curriculum and re-invent the wheel, today I was lucky enough to get a brief reprieve and went to a training. Usually, these work trainings are cheesy and overwhelming and are hard to pay attention to, but today was actually kind of awesome.
It's always nice to get a surprise like that.
At my last training, all of the speakers shared memories from their first year of teaching. Many of them centered on how as young teachers, they started their first years thinking that they knew everything. I'm the total opposite. I walked in knowing that I knew very little and would require lots of support to do my job well. I've really been feeling clueless lately and have even let a few tears slip out over the course of the week, but after my training today, we had open house and I got some seriously awesome feedback from the parents who came.
Apparently, I do have a clue! Who knew?