It's an understatement to say that this week was difficult. In fact, in a matter of 2 months, I have completed more classes and more course work then I ever did in one semester of my undergrad degree. Nevertheless, the experiences and lessons I have learned over the last 2 months have made me a better person and more confident in myself as I embark on my first adventure as a teacher.
As I sit here and reflect on the last two months, I think back to the week before I started this BEd programme and how nervous and anxious I was to begin. In fact, I found myself a couple of times dreading the thought of having to go back to school. However, in only a matter of days after starting, I began to realize that I was truly committing myself to something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I have met some fantastic people who share the same philosophies and outlooks on life as I do. They encourage me to follow my dreams and to reach my goals, and I couldn't have gotten through these last 2 months without them and my always supportive family.
One of our PD days in the programme had us viewing this video below. It's by a poet named Taylor Mali who is a vocal advocate for teachers and the work that they do. This is probably one of the most inspirational and uplifting videos I have ever seen. Take a peak!
And now, I embark on the next leg of this adventure: actual teaching! Bring on those eighth graders :)