Tuesday, September 6, 2011

school ahead


today i begin my twenty-first year of teaching!!

21 comments:

Linda Sue said...

How is that even possible- You began teaching when you were five???

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

I have high regards with teachers!

JJRod'z

Elisabeth said...

So many class room behind you, Steven, and hopefully many more ahead.

steven said...

thirty three actually linda sue!!! steven

steven said...

jj i didn't until i became one! steven

steven said...

elisabeth it surprises me that i've taught so many students until i think about all that i've learned from them and that it seems more reasonable. i get to teach six more classes and then my work changes. steven

aguja said...

How i recall those road signs and that feeling. Each year I wonderd if I could still teach ... and then you are in there and the vibes take over. Your students are privileged to have such a creative teacher.

Am off to Ireland for a week, but will look in on my return.

Valerianna said...

Have a great year! I'm in it now, too, tomorrow is my second day. Start-up is always crazy in college cause kids want to switch in or out - they're shopping for the best class, makes things chaotic!

Much inspiration to you... I'm not too far behind with about 20 years teaching, 17 at this job... its quite something to think of ALL those students, their dreams and hard work and challenges... yes, something!

Titus said...

Yikes! Hope it all went well and you had a great day. Do you get the key to the school door now?

Jo said...

So many lucky students in your past and your future, too, I hope!

I wonder who has learned more, you or them?

Dan Gurney said...

Best wishes for a great year, steven. Your students are lucky to have a teacher like you in their lives.

hope said...

Best wishes for a super year!

The kids are already lucky...they have you.

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow. Mazel tov.

....

already?

steven said...

aguja - you're so lucky to be heading off to ireland! i love heading back into the classroom. it's the biggest surprise each year and then every day!!! steven

steven said...

valerianna - it really is something to think about all the students. their lives, their families - many of mine are married, working, at university, or still making their way through high -school of course. steven

steven said...

ha titus - funny you should ask. nope. i have the key to a classroom and that for me is as good as any key to any city (or school!!) steven

steven said...

jo - what a great question. hard to measure - even harder to answer. they seem to come out with a different view of the world. many of them have succeeded right before my very eyes and many more have succeeded later. success of course being for me as simple as becoming more of who they are!!! steven

steven said...

dan you also brother!!! steven

steven said...

hope - if it was allowed i'd share the stories of each of my kids. you'd be amazed and shocked and feel all the emotions it is ever possible to feel. i do. steven

steven said...

reya- already and beyond!!! steven

Outlandish said...

Best wishes for a great year!
your blog very interesting