Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happiness... Day 13

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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.

2 comments:

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...

interesting...