I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. From the time when I was about eight or nine years old and (faithfully) watched “Little House on the Prairie”. Laura Ingalls Wilder was a teacher and I wanted to be a teacher just like her. In fact, I wanted to do a lot of things that Laura could do. I even wore my hair in long braids just like Laura, for- I don’t know- years?!?
Anyway, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher and I started that path early. Like I mentioned in one of my first blog posts titled “The Passion for the Work Led me Here”, I started working with kids when I was in junior high and high school and never looked back.
And now? Well, here I am. Recently resigned from my teaching position in a public school. A school district in which I spent 20 years of my life- teaching in various positions. A job that I loved (and didn’t know I would want to leave) until very recently.
Yes, my resignation happened to coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic, but the pandemic had nothing to do with my resignation. I resigned so that I could dedicate my time to working with kids and families and professionals in a different way- through Brain Fit Academy.
When I resigned from my teaching position, I didn’t give up teaching though. I only gave up teaching in that capacity. I only gave up teaching in a public school setting- as a classroom and/or specialist teacher.
You see, right now I am ready and (excited!) to teach my first Brain Gym® class tomorrow. I’m teaching the Brain Gym 104 class. Online of course, since we are still in a pandemic. In the 104 class, we learn the 26 Brain Gym movements, along with other major concepts that make up the Brain Gym program. Like I said, I’m excited and it’s going to be awesome!
Anyone who knows me, knows that I like to be thorough. So, to that regard, I have spent many, many hours prepping to teach this class. Prepping to make it the best that I can. Prepping to make the class be something that I am proud to present to others.
And- it is!
I’m proud of the class I have prepared and I am ready to teach it!
I can’t wait to share my knowledge of Brain Gym with others, and to learn from them as well! We all have something to bring to the table and I am looking forward to meeting the participants and enjoying the teaching and learning with them.
See? I didn’t give up teaching. I could never do that. It’s in my blood. It was woven into those long braids I used to wear as a child. The braids that were just like Laura Ingalls Wilder. I’m a teacher through and through.
This weekend, it’s Brain Gym 104 that I’m teaching. In March, it’s Brain Fit Academy’s Primitive Reflex Class. In April, it’s a workshop titled “Moving From Survival Mode to Learning Mode: Using Brain Gym® in the Classroom to Reestablish Learning Readiness”.
I’m a teacher. I’m a coach and instructor at Brain Fit Academy.