A Teacher Learns Part III

Here are the last four lines from Author Unknown about what she learned her first year of teaching. Thank you, Kristen, for sharing this paper with us and thanks to all the teachers out there who align with Author Unknown.

“I didn’t know that the sound of children’s laughter could drown out the sound of all the world’s sadness…

I didn’t know that children could feel so profoundly. A broken heart knows no age…

I didn’t know that a single “yes ma’am” from a disrespectful child or a note in my desk that says “You’re the best!” could make me feel like I’m on top of a mountain and forget the valleys I forged to get there…

I never knew that after one year of teaching I would feel so much wiser, more tired, sadder and happier, all at once, and that I would no longer call teaching my job, but my privilege.”

 

 

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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.

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