Hi! I’m Amy, the teacher behind Teaching in Blue Jeans. I am not just a teacher, I’m also a wife, mommy, daughter, and friend. About 10 years ago I began my teaching career after practicing law for 10+ years. I finally gave in to that nagging inside me that knew I was supposed to be in the classroom. I’ve been heard to say that teaching is in my genes. Almost everyone in my extended family, including those that marry in, are in education. Some of my best memories as a kid were lining up my dolls and baby brother and teaching them. The best Christmas present I received as a kid – a REAL gradebook! Yep – teaching genes!! Since my NON-midlife career change I have never looked back. I liked working as an attorney, I LOVE teaching! There is nothing better than getting up each day and doing what you love.
Do I really get to teach in blue jeans everyday? I wish – but I do love Fridays! The name of blog goes beyond that. I love my blue jeans and how they make me feel comfortable and open to doing and trying new things. It is when I am comfortable that I am less inhibited and willing to take risks. It is when I am comfortable that I like to have fun! Ever try to have a water gun fight in high heels and hose? No fun!
It is this comfortable, uninhibited, risk taking and fun environment that I work to create in my classroom. There is so much that goes into creating a “comfy as blue jeans” environment in the classroom. Through this blog I hope to share with you some of the ways I try to do just that. I look forward to sharing my classroom with you, getting to know other teachers, and learning from you too!
So with that said, cuddle up in your favorite pair of comfy blue jeans and enjoy!
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