Friday, February 22, 2008
When I Grow Up
When I grow up, I want to have made a difference. I guess that’s how I’ve come to teaching. I’m sort of grown up now but have a quarter century, at least, until retirement.
I love what I’m doing and where I’m doing it. I don’t want or need a change. At the same time: I want to work under a great mentor and have so much more happen for my students, I want to stay the computer teacher, I want to become a classroom teacher, I want to teach teachers, I want to do what David Jakes does.
What I need to do is compress about thirty lifetimes into one.
I want to be a part of every conversation, I want to travel to conferences, I want snow days everyday to keep up-to-date with Google Reader, I want to attend online conferences.
What I need to do is raise two healthy, wonderful, caring, thinking boys and spend time with my husband who is tops in my book.
When I grow up, I will look back and smile because every step I take in life leads to a new and special thing. I just wonder where 2008 will take me in the long run…it will be unbelievable!
MacDonald, Grant. "quiet i'm thinking." jgrantmac's photostream. 2006 Nov 8. 2008 Feb 22.