Matthew Swope has been teaching physics for ten years. He is a STEM teacher, the kind that every district wants. Before becoming a teacher, he was a Marine, then a police officer. He took a big pay cut to become a teacher. He loves teaching.
Read his words of wisdom:
I am a teacher. Year 10….
the first 6 weeks of school has been overwhelming. tons of work and late nights. with how long i work some nights i am probably making minimum wage.
report cards went out today. i expect some parent requested conferences. i have 24 kids, and currently working my way through fall conferences.
i have a good bunch of kids, though.
this year i have been inspired by things on pinterest and this site called edutopia.
hope to post more in this upcoming 6 weeks.
This year I am teaching 2nd grade. Two years ago I taught 2nd grade. I spent 2 years in Kindergarten. I love Kindergarten but the opportunity to go back to 2nd grade presented itself so I took it! I believe this year is going to rock! Most of the kids on my roster I have taught in Kindergarten.
Due to some remodeling teachers at my school were really unable to work in their classrooms until this week. I am doing an Eric Carle theme for my classroom. I will post pictures when I am done decorating. It’s really cute…if I can say so myself.
School starts on Monday. The more “first days” I have the less anxious I am about them. There is always a lot going on the first day, and a relief when it is over! I am ready to get into the groove of things and have an awesome year!
I’ve been over on pinterest pinning like crazy. View my boards at http://pinterest.com/gloriamarie/earlyeducation/.
If you are a teacher good luck with the 2012-2013 school year!