Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happiness... Day 13


I have missed my happiness posts and have not been up to date with them and that is all due to an exhausting and yet enriching conference that I attended on Thursday and Friday. All day from 8 till around 5:00 we had to listen to people share their knowledge with us. It was great!

3 Things I am grateful for:

1. Learning and Knowledge. Many times I feel stagnant and even though I like reading information type of books that would add to my teaching skills, I love learning new tricks from teachers. The feeling I have after leaving a workshop or lecture is a fulfilling one.  I am satisfied and cannot wait to spread the new knowledge that I gained. so exciting!

2. Days off... the weekend just to spend more time with the kids and have a bit of a breather. Working is intense and I only get to see my daughter for an hour and a half every day. If it were up to me, and the fact that we need to save after spending two years saving nothing, I would be a stay at home mom or maybe have a part time job. There is so much I miss being a working mom so i am grateful for those days when we can stay at home with the kids.

3. Being a teacher. Not only am I grateful for the vacations that I get  by being a teacher to spend time with family and friend but also being able to connect with students allowing me  to make a slight difference and at the same time learn from them.

Journal Entry:

I have learned so much the past two days at this SENIA conference that I went to.  It is the Special Needs conference  that takes place around Asia and they bring so many teachers from around the world to speak and spread their expertise. I had so much fun being taught. I was thinking of getting another Masters and have been doing so for the past year or two. Now, and after this conference, I am positive that I want to pursue another degree. I just love learning. Learning never stops, does it?

I have listened to a speakers who was on the Autistic spectrum and another student who was ADHD. Both inspirational as the speaker is now a professor and an advocate for students with Autism and the student is now at university. People never cease to amaze me.


db said...

Glad to see you back, and that you have a good excuse for your absence. :-)

I hope you will have more time with Mina soon.

jyothisethu said...