Reflective Teacher Day 9- Biggest Accomplishment

Day 9- @TeachThough 30 day reflective teaching blog challenge 

Write about one of your biggest accomplishments in your teaching that no one knows about (or may not care).

Wow, this takes some time to think about, what have I really accomplished? I haven’t won any awards for teaching. I have received minor grants and a few invites to apply for fellowships. I am a Union President, but that is a position (which I proudly hold) not really accomplishment. I have two things I am MOST proud of:

First: Being asked by AMLE to participate/host twitter chat events. AMLE is an incredible organization, dedicated to helping middle level teacher be the best that can be! I have had the honor of working with them for the past 2 years hosting twitter chats. Last year I attended their annual conference which had incredible passion! I look forward to meeting up with my AMLE family this November where I will be presenting on using social media as an educator!
Second: Making impressions on my students! Being Union President, I attend our high school graduation every year. I think all teachers should because it is where you see your biggest accomplishments! YOUR STUDENTS walking across the stage! It is great to talk to the students before and after the ceremony. Every year at least one student reminds me how much I help them on their journey. My impressions on my students is valued as one of my greatest accomplishments!