To say that the first years of teaching were challenging for me, would be the understatement of the century. However, I am at the end of year three now I finally feel like I have a handle on it. The learning curve has become slightly less steep.
The other day, I received an email from my principal that let me know I had been nominated for Teacher of The Year at my school. I was thrilled. I was especially thrilled because the nominations come from coworkers, so it means more.
I love teaching. I really, really love it. And because I love it so much I want to be good at it. It was nice to get some validation of that I am on the right track.
A very well deserving teacher ended up getting the award, but I still kinda feel like I won.