It is often said that teaching children is one of the most rewarding experiences a teacher can have. I have found this so very true! As I count my blessings this year I am so very thankful for each and every student who I am so very blessed to have as part of my life. Each student I teach and have ever taught has imprinted themselves unforgettably somehow on me. Their unique qualities and gifts to the world shine through when in a loving and safe environment and touch me. It would however take hours and hours if not days to recount each student’s brilliant qualities and moments! I will never forget for example, little 2 year old Stephanie’s first day of ballet her little pig tails were literally vibrating with excitement as she unbundled from her snowsuit…the beautiful joy shining in her eyes, her enthusiasm never wavering each class! Or there is gentle and kind Hannah and her ethereal quality of spirit…it is almost like being in the presence of an angel…you watch her dance and realize only at the end of the music that you have been holding your breath..!
There are days as a teacher, like everyone I suppose, that are challenging…sometimes you are worried or concerned, but the laughter and enthusiasm of children is contagious. They have a way of bringing you into the present. What A Gift!
I can’t help but be tickled pink by the unending lengths of children’s fabulous imaginations…sometimes I find the giggles are hard to contain and they spill like a bag of sparkles! I am grateful for laughter and imaginations!
Teaching children challenges me, as I am constantly being challenged to grow and stretch as an instructor. Some children respond to visual, some to instructions ect. For each new skill you need not one but dozens and dozens of different ways to teach this in order for each student to really grasp and achieve this skill. It is so rewarding when a student achieves success with a new step they have been struggling with. Their look of pride and happiness says it all!
Each and Every One Of My Students Are So Very Important To Me! Thank You To Each And Every One Of You For Being You!