And That’s Why I Teach

August 9, 2020 No Comments

Today I was going through a bin in my office and came across a notebook. I’m always looking for paper, so I pulled it out. To my delightful surprise the first page was from 2002 and contained student reflections from when I had taught kindergarten in Hampton, TN.

In kindergarten, Brandon was a very active child. You could say he did whatever he thought he could get away with, however, he would melt my heart when he smiled at me. He had a female counterpart, Taylor. Here are a couple of notes I have on them:

  • Brandon ran and jumped into his seat from behind. I told him not to ever do that again. At that moment Taylor yelled, “Yeah Brandon! You’ll crack open your head and we will see your brain!”
  • After discussing astronauts and the space shuttle. I asked the students if they would like to be an astronaut. Brandon raised his hand and said, “I want to be a space shuttle.”

Wow, I miss those times!  

Lisa Anderson

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I'm a 20+ year veteran of teaching! My experience has led me to teach students in rural to urban schools and loved every minute! From teaching kids to teaching adults to mentoring teachers (and some administrators), it is a blessing to help move learning forward! I love my career! Read More

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