A New Beginning


Every fall seems like a new beginning in education. I have grandchildren starting school and my daughter-in-law is opening a preschool. Everything is focused on this opportunity to begin a new phase of life. I am looking forward to Monday when I meet my new students for the semester at the university. I am particularly excited as I have the privilege to also work with a group that is exclusively early childhood. My usual groups are comprised of those students, as well as future elementary teachers. As a beginning teacher it took me a while to approach fall with the excitement of what each person could accomplish during the next nine months. I challenge all teachers to approach new groups of children with the attitude of, “How much will each one of these wonderful people achieve this year and how can I help?”

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5 responses

  1. What a great blog. I’m so glad that I stopped by. I am a Headstart teacher and have enjoyed reading your stuff!

  2. I am a fairly avid reader (although not as avid as my friends seem to think!). I’ve read 4 novels from the 2330 reading list in the last two weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Thanks for introducing me to a new genre!Robin P.section 01

  3. I love starting off a brand new school year each fall! Ill admit that I thought Children’s Literature was going to be boring but I am really learning a lot and look forward to the class each week. I have enjoyed all the books we have read so far and look forward to reading more. Camille K 2330-1

  4. That is a wonderful statement. Beginning student teaching has been enlightening and very challenging. I knew teachers did a lot, but I am starting to get really nervous for all of the responsibilities I am asking for with a teaching lisence!Katrina Taylorearly childhood cohort

  5. It is so true about every year being a new beginning. I just started my student teaching and I was nervous. but it has been going great. This blog helped me get more excited about starting my own class next year!Lindsay KEC Cohort

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