Thursday, July 5, 2012

Heart of A Teacher and ANOTHER AWARD

Follow The Famous Yellow Road

Seeing as it's blog hopping day! I decided to join in on one of the linky parties that was happening today. This linky party The Heart of a Teacher @ Journey of a Substitute Teacher really spoke to me because I am a firm believer that teaching is a work of heart. 

So what does being a teacher mean to me? 

Some of the most tumultuous years for kids are spent in the school system and in the area I'm from many of these kids come from a variety of different homes, some with support and some without. I spent some of my hardest years in the public school system. When I was in tenth grade my house burned down and if it wasn't for my teachers I don't think I would have made it through the year. 

Being a teacher means that you provide students with a home away from home. However, in this home while they will find a supporting and loving environment, they will also find discipline and high expectations. Being a teacher means that you are always there to listen. Even if you are just listening to what they had for breakfast. Students, even young students, need to feel important to and they need to know that they are influencing the world as much as I am.

In the wise words of Nelson Mandela

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 

Alsooooo my THIRD Blog award this week!!

Thanks Lilian!

I know I'm supposed to nominate 15 other blogs, but I couldn't even do that for the last blog award...(I'm a bad blogger :/) Please forgive me!


  1. Hi Amanda! Congrats on your first year! This will be my first year in fifth grade also! I love your blog!! I'm a new follower!

  2. Hi Amanda,
    I am your newest follower. Thanks for showing me some blog love!! Welcome to the wonderful world of teaching! Congrats on the blog awards!!!
    Ms Jones Junction