not taking my job for granted

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  1. sizzla_222

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    hey guys,
    even though i don't get paid as much as i would like to.....
    I am really loving my first year as a teacher. I had to work my way up within this school.... i first worked waxing floors, then i was an aide last year and now I get to be an actual teacher!

    I love that I get to be around kids all day
    I love that I actually like getting to work everyday (a lot of ppl hate their work)
    I love that I only have 11 kids in my class haha
    I love that it fits well with other interests (i am also a college basketball coach)
    I love that I know that I am making a difference in a few kids lives at a time

    what do you guys love about your job?
     
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  3. stephenpe

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    I love: 1. kids 2. some coworkers 3. my outdoor space 4. my chance to teach PE to my own children (on #3and 4 now).
    5. The exercise that comes with doing my job 6. the positive feedback I get from my "clients"
     
  4. lucybelle

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    1. every day is different
    2. the kids are very well behaved
    3. it's very laid back
    4. no high stakes tests
    5. I get all the supplies I need
    6. I can learn something every day
    7. I can try to be better every day

    :)
     
  5. sizzla_222

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    those are all great reasons guys! what a great profession we are in!
     
  6. mcqxu

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    I love:

    1) my students
    2) having the opportunity to teach what I teach - few schools teach foreign languages to elementary aged children, so I'm very lucky. Teaching language is so much fun!
    3) working at a school that has so far been very supportive of my professional development goals - I love going to conferences!
    4) the opportunity to develop as a teacher in other subject areas as well, I also work with the international students in our high school

    Thank you for the positive thread!
     
  7. sizzla_222

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    mcqxu that is really great. Sounds like you have found the perfect position for yourself at that school.
     
  8. OhThePlaces

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    This is my first year teaching PreK (after 3 years at home as a mommy, and a couple of years teaching public elementary before that).

    I love my co-workers.
    I love my small class (7 three year old's)
    I love the fact that I have a full-time assistant.
    I love that I have the freedom to teach what and how I'd like.
    I love my sweet students.
    I love actually having the time for fun art and crafts.
    I love my new job!! :)
     
  9. pwhatley

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    I love....
    1. my kiddos
    2. my new P
    3. my SmartBoard
    4. teaching in a small neighborhood school
    5. never a boring day!
    6. hugs every morning & afternoon
    7. looking back in May and seeing how far my kiddos have come!
    8. constantly learning new things myself

    I think most of us (myself included) need to be more "radically grateful." I think I may start a gratitude journal...
     
  10. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

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    I'm so glad that you are loving your job! And 11 kids, wow!

    I love my students and their excitement!
     
  11. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Glad you enjoy your job!

    I am loving mine this year!!
     
  12. teacherintexas

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    Today was not the best and I'm grumpy.

    The best thing is that I teach the kids and don't have to see the parents all day long.
     
  13. creativemonster

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    Wow - this is a great thread. Having switched grade levels I am loving that I am finally able to see so much positive in my previous job!:lol:
    and in my current job - I love my coworkers who not only put up with my frustrations and tears - they have such positive feedback for me. And my administrators must have done something right when they created this sort of atmosphere of enormous support. And mostly I love love love my students who haven't given up on me yet! They are pretty amazing.
     
  14. applecore

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    I like to live on the edge.....I teach. :)
     
  15. John Lee

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    I love how you came up the hard way, not the typical, pretty Barbie sort of way. Godspeed to you in your career!
     
  16. sizzla_222

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    We don't have to go to work every day.... we GET to go to work everyday
     
  17. bondo

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    Way to work your way up sizzla 22.

    I love my job because:

    The kids make me laugh every day.
    I learn something new about kids, teaching, and myself.
    Out team is great to work with.
     

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