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As I try to prepare for my impending return home, I find that I am more nervous than when I left. Not because of any political issues that are going on at home-not that those things help the situation. I feel it is because so much has changed in the world of education. Even when I was at home, I was in a Pre-K program and under a different set of rules. Stringent nonetheless I might add.  Being that I left before moving up, I am afraid I am at a disadvantage.

I talk to other teachers who point out some of my strengths. It makes me feel better and I am reminded that I shouldn't sell myself short. It is a very bad habit I have yet to leave behind. It takes a lot of a person to stay here for 7 years and to actually work and make a difference. I can honestly say that I haven't had a year where I didn't do either of those things and for that I am proud. It takes skill to get children with little to no English to be able to work in a classroom setting and be successful and excited about learning. I must find the words to explain it because when people ask me how I do it, I often find myself at a loss for words.

I've been telling myself lately that fear is slowing my progress. I know better because fear does nothing to slow time. It will be July whether I improve myself and prepare for the future or not. I do realize that I am prepared to teach a classroom full of English speakers (just as long as they are K-2 grade. I know my strengths! lol ). I know that the love and dedication I have for this profession will propel me forward, inshallah, to great things.



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