My First Week as a Teacher

In the midst of a cold and some other personal challenges, I accomplished my first week of teaching last week. By the weekend I was totally exhausted, but I was happy. I have learned (or been reminded of) the following about myself and my profession:

  • Sleep is not optional.
  • Keeping a journal is helpful.
  • Setting clear boundaries between work and relaxation time is critical.
  • My colleagues are incredible, and they are here to help.
  • You teach who you are.
  • Communicating with parents is key.
  • Routine is important, particularly in a grade 2/3 class.

Some of my favourite activities this week:

This week will see added challenges, including the beginning of my Professional Specialization Certificate in Teaching French Immersion. My mantra, which I have written many times in my journal: JE SUIS CAPABLE!

À la prochaine!

Mme. Allen

Published by Britney Allen

I am a French Immersion teacher fuelled by chocolate, leopard print, and family & friends. I love sharing and hearing new ideas.

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