What was the moment or moment(s) this past week when you felt most connected, engaged, or affirmed as a teacher - the moment you said to yourself, "This is what being a teacher is really all about"?
Wow, to be honest this was a tough week for me as a teacher. However, on Friday, I had a student make her first 100 on a vocab quiz. I have had this student for two semesters and she normally fails or barely passes the weekly vocab quizzes. I have really tried to encourage her all this year telling her she is smart and if she studies she can pass all of them. When I told her that she earned a 100 she was so proud of herself. I enjoyed seeing her confidence grow! I thought to myself this is really why I am teaching to help students believe in themselves and understand they can complete any given task with hard work. Hopefully, with this new found confidence she can continue to do well on all of her assessments.