I cannot describe how amazing it is to be starting the year at a brand-new school. The excitement is palpable! It is amazing what a difference environment and culture can make on a person's perspective. I am surrounded by excited, energized, and innovative teachers and I am filled with a new optimism!
Seeing these changes in myself and my colleagues has reminded me how important it is to be positive. Working in a state that does not value education as much as it should can get extremely discouraging, and that can so easily leak into the classroom and suck the life out of my lessons. Sometimes I hear myself wondering why I do this, and I have to take a step back and change my perspective. Teaching is an amazing profession and we may not be respected as much as we shoulde, but we cannot let others' negativity stop us from being the amazing educators we are supposed to be!
So, going into this new year at a new school I have decided to adopt a new positivity. I will not be negative when legislators repeatedly remind that I am expendable, I will not be negative when my students don't appreciate all that I do for them, and I will not allow the negativity of others to keep me from being the light in my classroom. Instead, I choose to be positive and remember that I have been tasked with the awesome responsibility of teaching the next generation.
Welcome to my blog where I share tips that I have learned as a young teacher with little to no resources seeking to create a relevant, rigorous French curriculum.
Click on the link to find resources that are useful in the French classroom!
My name is Mme Probst and I am a French teacher who, after years of struggling to find resources without a text, decided to share my resources with the world so that other teachers didn't have to do the same.