Facilitator of learning
I wanted to come back to teach at the beach and I was so thrilled when the opportunity here arose. I’ve always wanted to teach third grade so I was really excited that that worked out, too. I did student teach in third grade and I loved the age group. They’re very similar in the capacity of second grade and fourth grade where they’re still very sweet and they’re independent. They kind of get humor a little more and I like to joke around with my students once I get to know them. I just love how excited they are to be here and their desire to learn. Mostly, I like to give them independent things to do and let them discover on their own. They’re finally at that age where they can really explore that more and do that. I’m really working to be a facilitator of their learning this year. I’m hoping they can be little discoverers and they’ll be the teachers in a way. I find it just to be fun. It’s a fun age.
I always get asked, ‘If you could do something other than teaching what would you do?’ I have no idea. I have yet to find an answer to that question. I really don’t know what else I would do that I would be as happy with. It just feels natural. It makes me happy.