When I Became a ‘Real’ Teacher

My Featured Blogger this week is Jennie Fitzkee of A Teacher’s Reflections. Jennie is one of the most inspiring bloggers you’ll ever read, and an acclaimed Capturepreschool teacher whose methods are mentioned in the bestselling ‘The Read-Aloud Handbook’. But Jennie has more than mere talent or technique, she has a heartful of love for teaching–and for her children. Read on and you’ll see!

A Teacher's Reflections

 ‘TheHundred Little Things’

The hundred little things- that’s what it’s all about, in teaching and in life.  It took me many years as a teacher to figure this out.  Thank goodness I had a ‘lightbulb moment’.

As a teacher, I have a way with children; sometimes I feel like the Pied Piper, young children seem to naturally gravitate to me. I can ‘read’ a young child; watching their eyes, listening to their words; the subtleties that children project are very honest.  When I tell a story or read a book at school, children are often captivated, although spellbound is probably more accurate.  “Jennie, tell the bat story!”  You can see the anticipation in eager little eyes and transfixed bodies.  Preschoolers move and wiggle, but not when I tell or read a story.  Lunchtime at school is full of fifteen excited children, and that is when the stories flow.  Children…

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22 Responses to When I Became a ‘Real’ Teacher

  1. Another fine post from a master teacher!

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  2. Smitha V says:

    Thank you, Mitch for sharing this. I wish all children were fortunate to have a teacher like Jennie.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. selizabryangmailcom says:

    It really is rare, it seems. The depth of caring. She’s inspiring.

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  4. K.L. Hale says:

    Mitch, thank you for sharing Jennie’s blog and post. She is all heart and is a role model for us all. I just love her! Can you imagine the number of lives she’s touched and still does?

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  5. Jennie says:

    Thank you, Mitch! I am honored to be your featured blogger.

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  6. #hood says:

    good subject if you can all count to 100

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  8. beth says:

    Jennie is so great and one of my teaching idols

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  9. Ananda says:

    An inspiring read

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  10. petespringerauthor says:

    As a retired teacher, I gravitate toward those in education who get it. Jennie is the teacher all of our kids and grandkids should be so lucky to have.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. chapter18 says:

    What an inspiration! Thank you!

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  12. Ally Bean says:

    Hi Mitch! I’m here via Jennie. It’s fun to see her featured. Her stories are great and her joy about teaching is obvious.

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  13. Invisibly Me says:

    It’s lovely to see Jennie featured here! 🙌

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  14. Darlene says:

    I loved this post the first time I read it. Jennie is indeed an amazing teacher and a wonderful person. Thanks for featuring her here.

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  15. It’s lovely to see Jennie featured here.

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  16. Jim Borden says:

    What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful teacher!

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  17. Dawn Marie says:

    Thank you Mitch for, yet again, another wonderful share! Jennie is blessed beyond measure, as are all the many lives she has had the good favor to share her love with.

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