Friends, I was a bad girl and got behind on posting all the gratitude guest posts, but I am so glad to have four more to share, and it’s not Thanksgiving yet!
Today’s post is from DianaLyn Perkins, and she tells us why, although it may not be faster to team up with others, it is better in the long-run.
“This year I began my 10th year as an educator and my first year as a digital learning coach. I have had 3 different positions now all in the same district. As I reflect on the ride, there are so many things I am thankful for.
My first role as an educator was as a special education science teacher. I entered the education world as an alternative certification educator. I had been a physical science TA for 4 years in college, but that was so many years ago. I still remember two days before the kids were to come in sitting in front of my computer wondering what I was going to do with them. Just as the panic was really starting to settle in, my mentor, Sharon Pyburn, came in, walked me off my cliff and helped me plan my first lesson. She was so supportive doing all she could to help me get the resources I needed. She made a difference for me and for my kids. I co-taught with many different educators and gained valuable lessons from each one of them, but Angie Mahalic became not only a great co-teacher but also a valued friend. In addition, when I was going for my Master’s degree she was so open to every idea I brought to her, no matter how challenging or involved it was…”
Want to read more? Check out the rest of the post at https://eduperks.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/going-together/