Week 1 of the 30-Day Reflective Teacher Blog Challenge by TeachThought is complete! Today's topic: "Who was or is your most inspirational colleague, and why?"
OK...this is impossible. Just one?
I talked about Karen Chamness in my mentor post. She was very inspirational to me for all the reasons she was a good mentor: she was positive, she was available, she listened, she led by example.
I am very blessed to work in a family-like atmosphere at Arab Junior High School. My colleagues and I actually like each other. We spend time together outside of school.
While I am inspired by many different teachers in my school, for this post I will focus on my fellow math teachers. They inspire me because I am always learning from them.
Lisa Laney has taught me to be more efficient in the classroom.
Milia Jones has taught me how to transition from a high school teacher to a middle school teacher.
Tiffany Brooks has taught me how to be more compassionate.
Anne-Marie Graves has taught me how to use technology to my and my students' advantage.
Tracie Bayer has taught me how to be a diplomatic communicator and how to reach every student.
I would not be the teacher I am without the influence and inspiration of these ladies. I am thankful for them and for the opportunity to make this journey of teaching with them.