As I’m writing this, in 2019, it’s been 7 years since I started this blog. I can’t believe it’s been 7 years already!! Can I share with you the story of how I got started?
Seven years ago, I was teaching Kindergarten, and I really enjoyed my job. I had the sweetest students and families. I was fortunate to have autonomy to do what was best for my students.
However, I felt like I wanted to do more….I wanted to share what I was doing with other teachers.
I knew how much *I* loved visiting different classrooms and learning from other teachers, and I hoped to give back in a similar way.
But let me tell you—it wasn’t that there was anything truly extraordinary happening in my classroom that made me feel called to share. I mean, let’s be honest. Many days it was a real circus in there. ?
Circus and all, I decided to try out blogging as a way to share with other teachers. I had no idea what I was doing and my site didn’t look great. But I went for it anyway!
Here’s what the site looked like way back when:
My classroom at the time was frog-themed, so I carried that over to the blog.
Now, 7 years later, the site looks a liiiiitle different and I’ve written over 300 posts (holy cow)!
I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities my blog has given me—opportunities to share and connect with YOU!
But now I’d like to pay it forward a bit. I know that not everyone has the time to create their own blog. So here’s my question to you:
Could we use my blog to tell your story? To inspire other teachers? To teach other educators?
- Overcame a big challenge related to being a teacher or balancing school / home?
- Teach in a unique school setting or outside the U.S. and would like to share a “day in the life” at your school?
- Have a special area of expertise, like speech/language pathology or occupational therapy, and you’d like to share tips for general education teachers?
- Use my teaching resources with success and want to share how you’ve adapted them to meet your kids’ needs?
- Are struggling with something and want others to know they aren’t alone—and even seek ideas from my blog readers?
Or something else entirely?
I would love to share your story on my blog. If you’re open to it, please fill out this form to let me know you’re interested:
Your story is more important than you may realize, and it can impact other teachers in a big way. Hope to hear from you soon. ?