Some experiences in life teach us more than a lifetime of other experiences. We may thing we have seen it all and are prepared for anything, but then a new experience gives us a new set of eyes and education. This teacher learned a lot more about teaching when she became a foster parent.
Six Things Foster Care Has Helped Me Learn About Teaching
I’ve been a teacher for a long time. I’ve been a foster parent for a shorter time (though on many days it’s hard for me to remember my life before foster care). While professional development certainly has its place, some of my biggest lessons as a teacher come from living with my eyes open. And if there’s one thing that foster care does, it’s open eyes. Here are a few ways I’ve grown as a teacher because of my experience as a foster mom.