Hello readers!

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and we are all gearing up for the 2016 school year.

As I am getting myself mentally and physically ready for my next step (student teaching!!!), I have been reflecting on the past semesters in TEP. The quote above so perfectly represents my thoughts about where I have found myself recently.

Over the last year my brain has been stretched and my thinking has been changed. Where once I thought I could attain the perfect amount of knowledge necessary to teach young students, I am finding that true teaching is about continuous learning.


I have spent my summer questioning teaching practices and instructional methods, finding myself seeking more answers. In this, I do not grow frustrated with what I do not know, but instead, I grow excited for all that I have to learn!

For all of us preparing for that next step, let us take a look at what lies ahead in joyous anticipation for all that we will learn!

Over the next few weeks I wanted to give us all some inspiration as we set ourselves in a new direction this fall. For all my friends starting their first job, student teaching or that first day of TEP, let’s be inspired and reminded why we chose teaching.

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