Miss Sabirah!

July 16, 2013
Friday was the last day of the school year and phew, what an experience! I started this job in January, doe-eyed, expectant, scared but also very excited. It wasn’t my first teaching position, but first “real” one in many ways. I wasn’t volunteering, it was (is) a full time position, and I was in charge of one class. My own class, my own kids, my rules. It was scary- no thrilling is the word.

It started off bumpy, it almost felt like the children were deliberately testing me and I lost it a couple of times. But over time we built trust and established our relationships; Teacher-mom(this one always freaks me out, been called mommy by accident a couple of times)-sister- and most importantly friend.
My students became some of my strongest allies while I was still navigating the school and getting my bearings. You find friends in the unlikeliest places…
Boy did I learn a lot these past six months!  Re-evaluated my choices a few times, but as each day went by I became more confident. I realized that it’s one thing to enjoy something and another to be good at it. I am a good teacher and I’m on my way to being an excellent one. I’m really grateful to have been put under the watch of the best mentor ever. She is, and was everything and I’m really going to miss her next year. 

In September I will be starting with a new class, I got the graduating class again and I can only say cheers to the next school year, I look forward to and even better one, and more opportunities for growth in this journey!

Here’s to my vacation! 😀

As always,

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  • Reply Halima Bepo July 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Awww teacher Sabs congrats again.

  • Reply Miss Enigma July 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Cheers to you Sab! 🙂 Enjoy your vacation!

  • Reply July 16, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Nice one, I know the feeling. Its well with you dear.

  • Reply Mz.T July 17, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Awwww. So excited for you! Congrats dear!

  • Reply moyin :) July 19, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Well done, Miss Sabirah! And good luck in the new session.

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