10 Things I've Learned from Teaching

Teaching is such a life calling that only other teachers really know how fantastic and difficult it can be all at the same time!  It's a job that I love and am passionate about.  So I'm joining Miss Kindergarten to share 10 Things I've learned from Teaching.

1. Kids will always tell it like it is! My favorite is when they tell me it's the BEST-DAY-EVER!  Even though they told me the same thing last month!  LOL!  But sometimes they're brutally honest, like when a student told me my hair looked nappy that day.  Gee...thanks, kid!

2. No matter how well I've planned a lesson....sometimes technology will fail me and I better have a backup plan!

3. Glitter is messy and gets everywhere, but use it anyway!

4.  Finding a TBF (Teacher Best Friend)! Teaching can sometimes feel lonely when I'm in a room full of children all day long, so finding a teacher friend who I can share the good and not so good times with can help to keep my head on straight.

5. Buy more supplies than I think I'll need.  I'm pretty sure students eat supplies for a snack especially pencils and glue sticks.  They go through them so fast!

6. Learn the phrase...It'll still be here tomorrow.  Don't stress out over getting everything done in one day.  It'll still be here tomorrow and I really can do it tomorrow!

7.  Don't take work home every night.  My mind already stays in "teacher mode" so I take time to just be myself without the work.  Remember #6!

8.  Kids get excited over the smallest things so make a big deal out of everything! And celebrate everything!

9. Field Trips are fun but oh so exhausting!  I'm more tired on field trip days than normal teaching days.

10.  Have fun!  At the end of the day, they are children not test scores...so make the most of what you have and have fun with it!!


  1. Great ideas! You definitely have to have a teacher BFF. I don't know what I would do without my buddy!


    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  2. As a kid I used to teach once said, "Glitter is the herpes of decoration"! It just never, never goes away! Great lessons learned here :)

  3. If there is such a thing as "Glitter Lung" I'm going to get it! HAHA! I go to the bank and grocery store covered with it and no one says a thing! fun post! I'm a new follower! I hope you'll hop on over and visit me too!

  4. Agree, where do all the glue sticks go? Unfortunately, the last two schools I have worked at have banned glitter, so I don't end up with glitter all over the classroom!

    I have been really enjoying everyone's 10 things.... I am your newest follower!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning


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