I agree with you Collette. If you go to my profile, you will find this quote:?
If teachers become distant from their own learning, they will most certainly become distant from the learning of their students. Alisa Wills-Keely.
I think that it is important for a teacher to be update with the last strategies and information about teaching and the world news. I am a veteran teacher with almost 25 years of experience. I decided to go back to study my master degree. There were so many new strategies that I learned. Technology didn't exist when I went for the first time to the university. My technology class in 1985 was how to turn on and turn off a VCR. We had personal computers in Peru around 1998.?
Being able to be here in Simple K12, gives me the tool to be always update by sharing resources, discussion boards, and watching webinars.?
The best way to measure your success is to see how productive your students are with their lives after they complete their education. I also belief that you plant the seed and they will grow to be great citizens. I have the pleasure to continue in contact with the majority of my ex-students and I see some of them how I influence them in their life. I have seen so many success as well as not so many success. The sad part is that I saw it when they were here. I talked to parents about what they needed to do to help their children, but the parents didn't do their parts. Once they leave to the high school is difficult to do it. Now, I am extremely happy because I know that my mentee the new ESL teacher at the high school is following my steps. This mean that she will continue helping them, encourage them to do their best. You cannot always have success stories. If you can change one life at the time, then you have been a successful educator.?
I have so much to learn and I know that 15 years that I have left before retiring will be so fast. I know that I need to take advantage of every minute of my life to accomplish all my goals. I hope that my students will remember me, when they have the reunions after 20 , 25 or 50 years. I hope that they will say....I wonder how is Mrs. Gomez de la Torre.?
I had my 30th year anniversary being out of the school. We got together last year in Peru. Four of our teachers came to be with us. That was the most beautiful experience I had in a long time. Being able to see my teachers and say thank you to help me be the person and teacher that I am now.?
Collette, Great question to reflect. Thank you for posting it.
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