Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Change is Good

I have always been a fan of change.  I don't have a teacher desk or a filing cabinet. Over the last 18 years I have taught biology, environmental science, microbiology, pathophysiology, nutrition, and anatomy and physiology at CHS.

But I haven't taught the same year twice.  Each year I completely start over.  New kids = new ideas.

This year is different. This year I am really starting over.  As I pack up my classroom, I am not sad or hesitant.  I know I have made the right decision to try something new.  New things are exciting and anticipation is fun.  I love not really knowing what to expect when school starts back up in August.  I am looking forward to being pushed and challenged in a new way.

I am excited to work on a team, decorate a new classroom, be on a smaller campus, and work with someone I truly admire for always putting students first.   I can't wait to see how seventh graders think and what they are interested in learning about.  With that said, I am also slightly terrified of being the "new kid" and messing up.

So for everyone that continues to question my decision...I am moving because I enjoy change. It took me three years to develop enough nerve to follow through with this decision, but now I have no regrets.  I am choosing to challenge myself in a new environment so I continue to learn and improve my teaching.

Some of my favorite things from CHS that have been here as long as I have.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you Jodie! I have just finished off a year after doing a big move. It opened up possibilities that I couldn't have imagined in my previous position.