A Teacher Learns Part II

In my last post, I wrote four of the twelve lines regarding a teacher’s classroom experience by Author Unknown titled, “I Didn’t Know”. Here are the next four lines, and tomorrow I’ll post the final four lines.

“I didn’t know that I would become such a scavenger, and that teaching materials would feel like pure gold in my hands…

I didn’t know that an administration and co-workers that support and help you could make such a difference…

I didn’t know that there would be children that I loved and cared for and stayed up late worrying about, who, one day, would simply not show up. And that I would never see them again…

I didn’t know that I can’t always dry little tears and mend broken hearts. I thought I could always make a difference…”

 

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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

2 thoughts on “A Teacher Learns Part II”

  1. I am sharing these with my sister-in-law who just retired from being a 2nd grade teacher for years. I’m sure she can relate to many of them. Thanks for posting them, Julaina.

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