First blog post

I just finished my 10th year of teaching and am now preparing for my 11th year.  Every year I complete in teaching I always make a goal to be more prepared and organized for the next year.  However relaxation mode sets in and I only do half the things I set out to do.  This year I vow to reach my goals!  At least improve my stats to 75% …lol.

Well let me introduce myself my name is Angela and presently I teach 5th grade ELAR/Soc. Studies in Dallas, Texas.  I went through an alternative certification program because I knew teaching was my calling and went from the business world to the education world. It has been an adventure every sense.  I took a 30 day course and found a job as a self-contained 5th grade teacher.  My principal gave me the standards I needed to teach (for five subjects), and I was told that they had three state test and I had to get the students ready for it. (Wow!)   Of course I freaked out, but I was not deterred plus I had an aunt who had been a teacher for years (lucky me).  Needless to say, after looking up everything I could on how to teach my subjects and sneaking into veterans teachers classrooms and stealing some ideas, I had the highest scores in the school, won rookie of the year for my district, and was asked to tutor all the students who needed to take the test again.  I knew this was the best decision I have ever made.

Yet through the ten years I have been teaching nothing stays the same things are constantly changing and I am constantly learning and improving on my teaching.  So I wanted to share out my experiences and connect with others to continue growing and learning as a teacher.  I have learned so much from other teacher’s blogs, pinterest, teacherspayteachers.com, and the vast amount of information out in the teaching community that I felt I had to be a part of it!

I will share some of the things I have learned from teaching and from my students.  I don’t know about you but they are always teaching me something and hope to hear back from some of my com padres on some things you’ve learned as teachers as well.