Thursday, April 6, 2006

through the eyes of an educator

Student teaching is crazy. My kids are crazy. And I love them. It's weird how attached you can get to these kids in such a short period of time. Each of them has such potential, and I have seen so much progress in the time I've been their teacher.

It's really amazing to see that light bulb finally go on in a child's mind, especially in the ones who you may never have expected it from. Those who spoke barely 10 words in English a mere 4 months ago, who are reading American chapter books. Those who couldn't do basic addition in September who now, in April, are doing complex multiplication problems. But most of all, the student who was afraid to try, afraid of failure, now excited about learning.

Teaching is truly the best profession I know.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

the honeymoon is over

The wedding plans are over. I am officially the wife of the best man I know. It's exciting and strange and a little bit sad at the same time. It's like "engagement-post-partum-depression." When you're engaged, you get all the attention, the gifts, the parties, and people just seem all-around interested in how things are going. Now that it's over, most of that has stopped as well.

But it's all worth it. I get to spend my time (for the rest of my life) with my best friend. Marriage is a wonderful thing.

PS if you want to see pictures, see myspace.