Thursday, March 5, 2009

Affirmation

The squeaky wheel gets the oil and baby, I got it today! I was blessed to be able to attend a study group led by Debbie Miller...yes, you read right! Our writing coach knew that I wanted to go and due to miscommunication did not go to the large group presentation yesterday. There were a few openings today and one of the head coaches said I could go. I am so glad that I did! Listening and watching Debbie confirmed much of what I do in my classroom as well as gave me a vote of confidence in myself. I heard several questions by other teachers that I had already wrestled with and feel that I am beyond the beginning level. By no means am I saying that I am perfect, but I do feel that I am diving in with both feet and swimming somewhat instead of just treading water.

I'm excited to go back to my classroom tomorrow and try a few more things. And to tell my students how very proud I am of their hard work and great thinking...they do make me proud!

P.S. I also got to meet another fellow blogger...people just looked at me as I asked, "Are you Teachermom?" I finally found her and it's always so exciting!

2 comments:

ruth (two writing teachers) said...

great slice, cathy. so glad you gained confidence. you do an amazing job in your classroom. :)

Sarah Amick said...

Cathy, I me teachermom on Wednesday, she sought me out with Valerie. It is so hilarious to meet bloggers in that large setting isn't? Wasn't Debbie phenomenal? I aggree with Ruth too!