Sometimes I forget to step back and look at how I am. My life is so hectic that I don’t even take the time to appreciate everything I have and am doing. So I wanted to do a little reflection of how the last couple months have been.
This semester I have gotten very good at multitasking. I am currently teaching full time, enrolled in two masters classes and I am wrestling at a national level. This is a lot of work and I often do not take the time to stop and enjoy all the amazing things in my life. So I wanted to acknowledge all the amazing people in my life that allow me to do what I am doing. This includes family, friends, coworkers, students and even randoms strangers that congratulate me on my wrestling successes in the University hallway. It is support like this that keeps me going. So thank you!
As for my classes I feel I have grown a lot in the last two months. In my EC&I 831 class. I have become much more comfortable being online and developing communities online. I feel like much more of a participant in social media and less of an audience member. I have began following groups I find very interesting from groups like WeAreTeachers and Canada Wrestling to people like JenBaselice and DougPeterson. I find my confidence to participate in online platforms has grown immensely. I used to be scared to share my opinions thinking “no one will listen” or worse “people will listen and think I am not intelligent”. This fear has held me back from being a participant for years. I am finally beginning to feel comfortable putting myself out there online. This class has also allowed me to try something I did not think I could. I have been compared to a bull in a china shop more times then I can count and never thought I could do any DIY projects because of this. I am realizing with the help of the internet I can do this. I just hope it turns out 🙂 I am looking forward to the rest of this class.
The other class I am taking is on theories in children’s literature. This class has allowed me to rediscover how eurocentric our society really is. It has shown me the importance of choose books for my students that represent all types of people, no matter their race, sex, age, sexuality or beliefs. I knew this was important previously but, never hand the chance to think deeply about what happens when a teacher does not expose their students to a variety of literature. I love the resources and knowledge I am gaining from this course. I hope the last month will be just as informative.
So now what? I hope to continue with my learning in my classes and wish I can keep up the balancing act which is my life.