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31 and last times

May 1st, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, College students, Education, Musings, retirement, Teaching & Learning, time

Just as I try not to say, “the trip of a lifetime,” because there’s always another opportunity to go on another trip and experience new things, I’ve been hesitant to say “the last time,” when it comes to my retirement.

Today marked the last time – at least the “official” last time that a group of student teachers have come to enjoy lunch with me at my home at the end of the semester.  It felt like the last time in some ways — I won’t be working full time at this particular college — so I guess we could mince words and call it last!

But, call it last, or refuse to call it last, today’s lunch was delightful!  Six students, about to enter the world of professional early care and education, enjoying lunch together (free food is always good to a student!), chatting about their experiences, and beginning to consider their own semester a “once in a lifetime”!  They may student teach again depending upon their college journeys; but they really won’t ever have the freshness of this year again.

Our feelings likely weren’t so different today in thinking and feeling about firsts, and lasts, and experiences of a lifetime.

I shall miss the mentoring of student teachers very very much.

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