When I first became a teacher several years ago, I had to use all of my creative abilities from day one.
I was placed in a dusty old library for one thing. This space had a computer lab right in the same room and several offices behind the students' desks.
Just think about that layout for a moment. There was no partition!
There were also no wall space; therefore, I had to post students work the best I could and make the most out of the wobbly portable whiteboard. I was determined, though, to prosper in that challenging situation.
I purchased fabrics and plants for my classroom, posted students' work on the large windows that had sunlight blazing through them (and no I did not have curtains). Furthermore, I delivered innovative lessons as often as possible.
That was year one. Wait, did I mentioned that I had no smart-board? Did I mentioned that I felt singled out sometimes because the other teachers had a room and I didn't? Did I mention that I also had to fight against discrimination because I was the only black teacher at the school? Did I mention that for like the first three years, I was placed in a classroom far away from the rest of my team?
You see, I learned how to succeed in challenging situations. Why? I believe it is because I always want to win.
Now I am teaching at a new district and I have had the privilege of having brand new classrooms. I also have iPads, laptops, and a smart-board in my room.
Look how things have changed. Is there anything too hard for God. NO! And because I had to experience several years of difficulties in the beginning of my career, I now have storehouses of “strategies” that will always help me to be a proficient teacher for my students.
Text mapping strategy
Whoever attacks you will go down in defeat
God's Word Will Not Return Back To Him Void!
Eternal Warriors (Battlefield)
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