There is an ornament that says “Special Teacher” hanging on our Christmas tree. It was given to me by a family member several years ago, and it is significant–nearly all of our ornaments have a special meaning–because it celebrates my career as a teacher. I started teaching in the fall of 2005 just after I graduated from college,… Continue reading Transition and Healing
This is number ten. The tenth year I’ve started school as a teacher. Or I could count it as number twenty-seven: the twenty-seventh year I’ve started school as either a student or a teacher. That’s a lot of first days of school. But this one might have been the hardest.
Today, I went to school to say goodbye to my beloved senior students on their last day of class. Though I didn’t teach them for the full year, I love them with my full heart. I will be praying for each of them as they embark on the next part of their journey. My prayer… Continue reading My Beloved Students
Last night was our Staff Appreciation Dinner at Morrison Academy Taichung. Every year the board graciously treats the entire staff (teachers, maintenance workers, principals, administrative assistants, tech guys, cleaning people, cooking staff, etc.) to a formal dinner party. It’s the one time of year that you’ll see all Morrison personnel dressed in their finest, and it’s… Continue reading Joy and Appreciation
I shared this on Facebook yesterday, and it got a lot of likes. I thought perhaps I should preserve it on my blog and add a photo of the actual student work. My students had a memory verse quiz in Bible class on Monday. This is what one student wrote: