I’m one of those people who just always knew she wanted to be a teacher. I live and work in the community in which I grew up and I really do love the rewards I get from being a teacher. And no, I don’t mean July and August…haha…
I love when a student says, “I get it!” …or “I don’t hate Math anymore.” It makes it all worthwhile.
I am a grade 7 teacher and I’ve been teaching for 5 years. I’ve taught grades 6-9 and I love the challenges that middle school offers. The students have such wonderful energy, except for Monday morning, of course! They aren’t little kids anymore, but some are still excited by stickers. They’re not young adults yet either, although they sometimes try to act like “grown-ups”. All they really want is to treated with respect, which is all any of us want.
I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 beautiful boys – it’s just me and my men! They are my life.
It is my hope, that by sharing what I find useful in my practice and my classroom, I may save you some time for your own family – and we all win!
Krystal Mills: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to write a guest blog post for Lessons From The Middle I’d love to have you! Send me an email with your blog post idea. It should be geared toward middle school and I’d rather if you had your own teacher blog.