Thursday, December 29, 2011

This Week on Hello Giggles: On Being a High School English Teacher

This week I'm talking about my experience being a high school English teacher, and what I learned during those six years. Head on over to Hello Giggles and check it out!


  1. I loved this, Dani. I, too, was a teacher (elementary!) before having Ryan. Never thought I would miss it but I do. It's such an incredible profession. Thanks for sharing!


  2. I am just now finishing up my second semester of student teacher! My first day in August, I felt that same way - especially when I was first being observed! oh my!

    It turned out the be the best experience I have had yet and I am looking forward to my last semester with new kiddos :)


  3. I would LOVE to be an English teacher. Too bad I'm soooo shy. Grr, wish I could talk in front of people!


  4. I can't seem to leave a comment on your article but I wanted to share so I thought I'd share here!
    I work with special needs children and I feel a lot of the same feelings. I quit a well-paying job right out of college to go back to this one which barely pays me more than minimum wage. I don't get any benefits, I've worked there for four years and have never seen a raise (in fact, I've seen two pay cuts) and I know better than to ever expect those things... but things I learn every day, and the look on the face of a child who just mastered something everyone they know has always told them they'll never master? I would do it for free, over and over again, if it weren't my job.

  5. omg you write for hello giggles??? LOVE that site! & zooey!!

  6. LOVe this!
    I was a college professor before starting law school,
    and am hoping to start it again once I graduate this summer.
    There really is NO job more fulfilling than teaching.

    Well- I suppose being a mother must be!
    Can't wait to try that job out too ;)

  7. Yay!

    I emailed you quite awhile ago about my decision to become a teacher and you gave me the kindest response. I'm so happy to read you talking more about it!

  8. So cute! I've thought about being a teacher many many times. Can't wait to go read your post. xo, rv

  9. thank you so much for posting this...and at such a perfect time! after graduating 5 years ago with a bachelor's degree in graphic design, i decided to go back to school for a graduate degree in education teaching visual arts. well, almost 4 years later and a lot of time and money invested, i will begin my student teaching in less than 2 weeks! i am SO nervous, excited, doubtful...tons of emotions. your article had lifted my spirits a little and had given me a sense that i might just be on the right path.

    thanks again, jamie lynn

  10. 1. LOVE your Hello Giggles article--I am a young English teacher too--woot!
    2. Also LOVE your style; I am so glad I'm not the only lit. teacher with tats.
    3. I bookmarked your blog!

    Have a lovely New Year!

  11. so funny, I always joke with my classes that I have super-sonic hearing!


  12. Thanks for sharing, I hope to be an English teacher as well, but jobs are hard to find these days.

  13. This is lovely. I'm an English teacher as well and this post sums it all up. :) I remember student teaching and being SO SCARED - a crazy kind of scared. But, at the end, they were my kids and they cried when I left, which of course made me cry, but it was the best experience of my life because I learned so much. Glad to see someone else in the world got to feel that feeling.

  14. It took me a minute to find you in this picture!!!

  15. Este blog é uma representação exata de competências. Eu gosto da sua recomendação. Um grande conceito que reflete os pensamentos do escritor. Consultoria RH

  16. I love reading your Hello Giggles articles. You are an amazing writer.

    P.S. It took me awhile to find you too lol


  17. you look like one of the students! hee!

    off to read the article...

  18. Found you via Hello Giggles, and as I am yet another one of those idealistic and still (mostly) happy English teachers, I loved every line. Thanks for bringing such positive attention to the profession. Cheers! :)