As I scrolled through my tweets earlier this week I saw a post by Doug Pete (Thanks Aviva!). He shared an inspiring clip To the Moon with Google. Of course it didn’t stop there, the post came with a challenge to share our story. I have had so many great moments and love to share stories but this is a story I often keep to myself.
When I was a little girl I told my parents I wanted to be a teacher. They tell me I never changed my mind after that day in grade 1.
I remember playing school with my brother, standing in front of the class. After playing school for many years the real job began.
- the stickers
- the garage sales
- the accidents (primary teachers know what I’m talking about)
- the emergency snacks
- hours searching for just the right book or the perfect clip
- professional reading stacks
- the pep talks
- constructive feedback
- the “aha moment’ smiles and confidence
- cherished relationships
- daily learning opportunities
Then one day, on the last day of the AQ course, she came to me and said “You made me a better teacher“. I have to admit I was fighting back the tears.
I don’t think that six year old girl ever planned for that moment. A moment where the dream of being a teacher became inspiring teachers. Till the day I retire, even if it was just for that one person that one day, it will remain my “To the Moon” story.
When I was a little girl I told my parents I wanted to be a teacher.