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Monday, March 01, 2010

Teaching and Mothering

I have to admit it. I hate to. But I must. I am a better teaching since becoming a mother. I hate to admit it because people always used to say, "You will understand when you become a mother." Didn't they know that more than anything in the world, I wanted to be a mother?!? Were they saying I was a bad teacher? How could being a mother possibly change me and my teaching?

Well, on the other side of this...being a mother changes everything. I don't do anything super differently in my teaching on the outside. However, on the inside, everything changed. When I have to correct a student, I think now, "That is someone's baby." I knew a mother's love was something special, but I was not prepared. I did not know. No one could have prepared me.

Now, I still believe that people should not say anything to anyone about being a mother in any circumstance because you do not know the desires of someone's heart and the secret pain they might be carrying.

2 comments:

Annie said...

I'm sure that is very true... although, I am still on the other side. One day, I will have little Roos and Annies, and I will feel bad about getting on to the the little terrors in my classroom so much. haha.

P.S. I think Lorelei is gonna be a great kid! She has such a great personality already... and a good teacher in a mom :)

Christa said...

That is so true everyone says that but its hard to believe then you become a mom and it's like BAM that's what they meant!!

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