Hi Kim,I DO feel "called" to my position as a literacy specialist, A.K.A. "Academic Interventionist" this year. No matter what you call me, I know my job is to help teachers get better at their craft - because I do consider teaching a craft - as much as music is the craft of the musician and words are the craft of the author. Although I thought I would live and die a kindergarten teacher because, after twenty two years in the classroom, I never got it "just perfect" , when I was asked to become the literacy coach for the Reading First grant at our school - a school I had worked at for those entire 22 years, I jumped at the chance and I have never looked back. I get the best of both worlds - I get to work with the kids who are engaging and enchanting and the teachers that I admire and always push me to look both inward and onward . . . what could be better than that? :-)@litcoachlouwww.litcoachlou.blogspot.com
Thank you for sharing Mary Lou. It's so nice to hear how people love what they do.
Awakened. I knew I was meant to teach first grade. 4 years and many tears later I read that book and started teaching first grade. I haven't looked back! Good luck! Writing and following your heart is key!
Thank you so much for sharing. I just put it in my Amazon cart. That and Grace (which my friend Jenny-from Owl Things First-recommended)
I definitely feel called to my position. This year I made a career change to be a first grade teacher - all because I felt that calling to be in a classroom with young kids. It's been challenging but I'm learning lots (along with the kids). Even on the tough days, I know I made the right choice to change.
I've read your blog. I love watching your path. It reminds me of why my mantra has always been "the only way out is through". You'll never know what it feels like unless you see it through. Thank you.
I feel called when I realize I've forgotten to cash my check and they hand me another one!When you are doing what you do for the joy that it brings, then you're called!Hugs,Jenny