The biggest change we’ve had in our classroom is the addition of a Denver Teacher Resident. I am honored that the program and my principal asked me to host a resident for the rest of the year. It’s been an adjustment, but both the students and I are very thankful for our new teacher!
It’s also made me thankful all over again for the mentor teacher with whom I spent part of my residency. She’s still a mentor teacher for Denver Teacher Residency. We talk about our classrooms, our struggles, our success…it’s been such a pleasure to spend a few moments catching up with her at our mentor teacher meetings.
As a former resident, I have thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing about my days in the program. It’s been quite the experience to think back to those first days in a classroom when I didn’t know the DRA2 from DIBLES (both are reading assessments, FYI). All in all, the past month has made me realized that, just like my students, how much I too have grown.