I have recently finished my 7th week of teaching as a first year art teacher. Teaching is the hardest yet most rewarding thing that I have ever done. That said, I LOVE what I do. My students are my favorite part of the job and because of that, I feel I am doing exactly what I was meant to do. Building relationships and establishing and maintaining expectations can get over whelming at times, but I hope that my students know how much I care about their success. Not just as an artist, but as individuals. Often times the middles school years can be awkward. I still cringe when I reflect upon some of my own middle school memories. I guess that is why I take great lengths to create a calm, inviting, and safe classroom environment where students can have a place to reflect, create, and practice mindfulness. I am truly grateful for these kids, as have taught me so much in such little time.
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