Today is a day of mixed emotions for me.
On this day, for the last twelve years, I welcomed students back to school. Before I was a high school teacher, I was a substitute teacher and also worked as a paraprofessional. Having worn several hats as I worked my way to becoming a teacher, I also worked as a campus supervisor and attendance secretary.
While I miss seeing the faces of many of the kids and my teacher friends this morning, I’m excited to have the freedom to be a creative entrepreneur and use my journalism skills elsewhere.
What exactly is a creative entrepreneur? For me, it is someone who uses their talents to monetize an online business while collaborating with others. My vision for this site is to help others bring more delight into their lives. Today’s post is dedicated to the many teachers who returned to their classroom this week to welcome your child back to school.
Educators work extremely hard all year. Today, I want to showcase a number of recent products I’ve posted that serve as quick use resources for the classroom. A teacher’s most valuable commodity is time, which they never have enough of, and they are not paid well. So, if you know of a teacher who would benefit from free, helpful resources please share this post with them via social media. They deserve a little help now and then. They’re exhausted.
My most recent resource aide is an exit slip for teachers to use with their students at the end of the class. It allows the student to reflect on their comprehension of the day’s lesson and gives the teacher to chance to gauge their students’ progress.
To the thousands of teachers who worked all summer on lesson plans and professional development, I salute you. Have a super school year!