The prompt for day 9 is: Write about one of your biggest accomplishments in your teaching that no one knows about (or may not care).
I feel like I really need to write this post tonight so that I get back on track with the challenge. However, I’m really not sure what to write about. I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot, but can’t pinpoint any one thing I really want to discuss!
I guess one thing that popped in my head was just the accomplishment of making it to my fifth year of teaching. I know this is not exactly what the prompt asked for, because people knew about it, but I think it’s a pretty big deal! So many teachers quit before they ever make it to this point, I think it should be celebrated when someone sticks it out and makes it this far! The first few years of teaching can be hard. Actually, they can be terrible! Mine were no cake walk. However, I feel like I made it to this point because I was able to connect with many great people! I have relentlessly searched for opportunities to meet other educators, further my education, and develop professionally. All of this I have done just because I enjoy it and want to, not because I had to, or was going to receive some sort of special recognition for it. So, I guess this might actually be what the prompt was looking for!