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8.06.2012

My Calling

We had our first school wide pre-planning today and one of our wonderful administrators shared a video with us that gave me goosebumps and helped me refocus my thoughts and energy on my PURPOSE of teaching.
 

I am not a teacher because I love tests.
I am not a teacher because I love parents.
I am not a teacher because I love bulletin boards, or hot glue, or lesson plans, or standards, or cinder blocks walls.

I did not choose to become a teacher. I was called, and with a calling you just don't answer it once, you answer that calling every morning when you wake up and continue fulfilling your purpose.

Watch the video and be inspired!

 

 I remember when teaching chose me and throughout my life I wanted to be many things...but teaching never would let me go. I had years where I *should* have given up and taken jobs that were not teaching, but in my home state, near my family, but the call to teach would not let me go.  
I landed in Georgia through heartache, but it was God's plan all along, and each child I have taught was placed in my classroom and in my life by divine intervention. I try to help them reach their potential and they are helping me reach mine too! I get to meet my newest helpers in less that 24 hours. They are smothered, covered, and even chunked in prayer (that's a Waffle House reference for those of you NOT from the south). If you have a second...say a prayer for me, for my students, for their parents...and let me know you did so I can return the favor!

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4 comments:

  1. What an inspiring video! I agree, teaching is a calling. It's something that was so much a part of me that I could never imagine being anything else in my life. You are in my prayers. :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. Same to you Lisa! Thank you!

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  3. This was such an inspiration to me, it only confirms that i have continued to operate in HIS will and direction. Thank you.

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  4. That's so awesome! Thank you for letting me know!

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