Thursday, August 19, 2010

A New Challenge

Hi, Folks,
I mentioned in my last post that I have taken on a new challenge. I'm always up for a new challenge. In fact, I thrive on a challenge. I've moved out of a regular 2nd grade classroom, and now I'm the literacy coach. My head has been in a constant spin since I reported back to work last Friday.

Though I've learned how to implement a balanced literacy framework in my classroom, it's pretty overwhelming to support so many others as they do the same thing. Overwhelming, yet rewarding. Fortunately, I work in a school of incredible people. People who know so much and who are so smart.

Someone asked if I thought that I would like this better than being a classroom teacher. Yes, I do. I think that I'm more suited to support adults than kids.

But, I have SO much to learn. I wish that I knew it all right now, or even yesterday.

As I was driving home today, with a million and one things running through my brain, I thought, "Discovering the character of Christ is the same way."

I am evolving to become more and more like Christ, but there is ALWAYS more to learn. There is ALWAYS more that I can do to look more like Him. It's a process.

I'm so thankful today that the Lord has provided me with the opportunity to do something different, which has caused me to see Him differently. He's given me new insights and new revelations as I embark on a new journey.

He is constantly fashioning me to be who He wants me to be. Thank goodness for His work on me.


Audra said...

That's GREAT! I was our literacy coordinator for the last 2 years (last year exclusively), and this year, I'm our master teacher (which means I have to worry about math too...scary). It's so rewarding to support adults in teaching our kids.
I think that sounds like a PERFECT job for you, Lindsey. And pretty soon, you'll be bustling around like you knew exactly what to do from the second you stepped into the job.
Have fun!

Jill said...

That's awesome about your new job! I have a master's in education with an emphasis on reading (I wanted to be a reading specialist if I hadn't had a baby when I finished). I have a few really good literacy resources if you ever need them!

Whitney said...

Congratulations, Lindsey!! I'm so excited for you. I think that sounds like the perfect position for you as you communicate SO WELL with both children and adults. Good luck and I will pray with you as you try to ease into this new transition. You'll be FABULOUS.