On A Serious Note...
So I decided to participate in my very fist blog hop...and I must admit... I was nervous. 1- I cannot adhere to deadlines...I know this about myself. I own it. I have dear friends who are my constant date checkers. So what if one time I told them our conference was in Baton Rouge and it was in New Orleans. That happens all the time..right!? God love them for putting up with me.
2- My spelling and grammar must be perfection. Bloggers will be reading this after all. Real bloggers..who are professional, and smart, and have a following. Real. Bloggers.
The nervousness set in. I took a deep breath. I paced back and forth. Did I really just commit to this? I paced some more (this time in my favorite stilettos). I could do this. Surely I could do this.
The topic was Belief into Action: What are your education beliefs? I had to think on this. Ponder. It's about to get serious ya'll (ya'll: southern slang for you all. I use it proudly.)
As educators I think we all have a deep-set knowledge that we are impacting lives. That our behaviors..our words...even our facial expressions directly affect a child's life. This is not something that is taken lightly...even more so now that I am a mother. I think about my child and hope that when he goes off to school his teacher will love him like I do (yes, I am totally crying typing this.) With that thought, I realize that each and every mother who sends her child to my class hopes the same. I know that they are placing a great amount of trust in me. Trusting me with their most precious possession...their child. I do not take this lightly. I sat in my empty classroom and imagined it filled on the first day of school. What would be my hopes for my new class? What did I want them to experience? What did I want them to walk away remembering? Here is what I concluded..here is what I believe:
I hope you all have a wonderful, happy, fabulous school year! Go check out Shametria at The Routty Math Teacher (ahem: a real blogger) for her educational beliefs. They are inspiring.