A letter to my future teacher self.
Dear future me…
Did you do it? Are you a teacher? There is so much I want to know!
I’m sure even though we prepared, teaching is still way harder than expected.
The days are long, the students are crazy, and the to-do list never ends.
But don’t give up.
Remember why you are here.
Remember how exciting it was to play teacher in pretend school?
Remember who inspired you?
Remember the Pinterest board you made in middle school? And remember how much you have learned since?
Remember the impact you will have on students- and just as importantly, the impact they will have on you? https://www.weareteachers.com/teacher-impact-statistics/
Remember the impacts books had on you and how you can share them with students?
And remember how long you’ve been waiting for this day?
Know that you can do this and you have so many people rooting for you.