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First Day of School

I was asked two questions by my students today that really stood out to me.

  1.  Will Language Arts be a hard class?
  2. What is your favorite part of being a teacher?

I would like to share my responses to those questions you here on my blog.

1. Will Language Arts be a hard class?

I once attended a motivational assembly by Bill Cordes in which he stated YOGOWYPI: You only get out what you put in!  That’s a great philosophy with any thing that you put effort towards.

I pride myself on offering a rigorous (yet accessible) curriculum which engages students and promotes growth in their speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills.   Language Arts will not be a “hard” class, but students will be appropriately challenged and they will be proud of the gains they make throughout the school year.


2. What is your favorite part of being a teacher?

The 2016-2017 will mark my ninth year as an ELA teacher.  It is difficult to narrow down one “favorite” aspect of being a teacher, but if I had to choose one of my favorite moments … it would be when a student who has been struggling experiences an “Aha!” moment.  There is nothing like that moment in which students “get” a challenging or elusive concept or skill.  I look forward to providing several opportunities for students to experience “Aha!” moments in my class.


Thanks for a great first day of school! I am looking forward to an exciting school year! Remember, we are all in this together 🙂

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