Tell all Tuesday: Teacher Bucket List

I'm linking up for Tell all Tuesday with Teach Talk Inspire and My Day in K to share my teacher bucket list.
Before I got pregnant, I was right on track with all of these goals.  I had just finished my master's degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus in reading and language arts.  I had also gotten my reading specialist and master reading teaching certificates.  

But then I decided to stay home last year with my baby (totally worth it, no way I could have done both well, especially since I had Gracie in November) and I am definitely staying home next year too.  Not sure after that.  But I know when I do go back to work, I will be looking for a reading specialist or literacy coach position instead of going back into the classroom.  

I'm honestly not even sure which I would prefer right now, I sort of go back and forth.  I love helping struggling readers, but at the same time I could impact a lot more students by educating teachers themselves.  When I do something, I have to give it my all or I just don't want to do it...so I just don't think I can juggle a new job like that and a baby right now without neglecting one.  So in the meantime, I just want to work on growing my blog and TpT store, though I do need to get back to doing some professional reading at some point so I am prepared down the road to jump back into working (Which scares me!  I never want to go to another job interview again!).

3 comments

  1. I also wanted to be a reading specialist for awhile but changed my mind. I do still have a passion for helping my students become readers though. I do understand about interviews being scary. I haven't had to interview in over 7 years and the interview process has changed so much! I'm sure you will find the perfect school once you are ready to go back!

    Stephanie
    The Learning Chambers

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  2. Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for linking up with us! I love your goals and share a lot of the same ones. I would love to become a reading specialist and help struggling readers too. But, what you said about educating teachers is so important. Teaching teachers how to help struggling readers would be a great opportunity. Good luck with all of your goals and enjoy the time you have at home!

    Jayme
    Teach Talk Inspire

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  3. Hi Jessica, I enjoyed reading your bucket list. We have similar goals. I would love to become a reading specialist one day and help struggling readers. Thanks for taking the time to link up with us and share your bucket list!

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