I enjoyed reading Hadley Ferguson's post The Joy and Wonder of an Edcamp on her blog Middle School Matrix. She describes an edcamp where teachers gather to learn new things and improve their teaching skills. The amazing thing about this edcamp is that the teachers don't go for re-certification or to get an award, they simply go for the joy of learning and growing as an educator. It is great how much these teachers care. I am inspired by these teachers' dedication to never stop learning and improving themselves for their students. I can't wait to be able to participate in programs like this!
I told Mrs. Ferguson how amazing an edcamp sounds. It is wonderful how eager these teachers are to learn more and improve. I hope when I become a teacher I can find an edcamp or something similar. This was more inspiration to become the best teacher I can be.
Given the opportunity, I also read another one of Mrs. Ferguson's post entitled The Challenge of April. In this posts she talks about how challenging April CAN be and discouraged you CAN get, but don't. Don't give up she says. April brings about mixed feelings. It is almost the end of the year and you probably think you'll never get to achieve all the things you hoped for in that school year. You hope that you helped you students and provided them with the guidance they need to succeed. I really enjoyed reading this post!
I commented on Mrs. Ferguson's post saying that as an upcoming teacher, I find it helpful to read testimonials like hers. The fact that she uses Twitter and Pinterest as resources is awesome. I definitely agree with her; April also makes me feel like I will never get everything done. However, her post gave a little insight; don't get discouraged and give, do the best you can.