Hi, I’m Adriana Leikind, the creator of Fairies, and Lesson Plans.
I am drawn to things that are simple and efficient – like uncluttered spaces, and less clipart!
I like planning well, then allowing things to happen organically.
Like many of you, I struggle to balance all the things I want to do. I wish there were a 25th hour in every day, and an extra day between Sunday and Monday.
The truth is that life is very dynamic, and even if I had balance, it would only last until the next moment. So I give myself more to work some days, more to family other days, and try to be in the moment.
Being a Teacher
I have been a teacher all my life in one way or another. I’m an educator at core. My last 20 years in the classroom have been a source of happiness AND pain, but nevertheless, a source of growth.
In the past few years, I tried to become a facilitator who encourages students to find knowledge, rather than the person who teaches all the time.
|I transitioned from being the source of knowledge in the room, to
becoming a facilitator who encouraged students to find knowledge.
I’ve been in a classroom with kindergartners, first, and third graders. I know I light up when I am teaching. That will never change!
|My last 20 years in the classroom have been a source of happiness AND pain, but nevertheless, a source of growth.
|I have worked with some really wonderful families and students!|
Staying True to what Matters
Lately, the stress of keeping up with those “urgent things” that are “not important” have consumed a huge part of my desire to be at school. It seemed like my job was getting in the way of the work I’m supposed to be doing, if you know what I mean.
So, I decided to leave the public school system, and continue my calling from home.
Now, I have the pleasure of waking up everyday, knowing that I help teachers implement their lesson plans without getting held back by lack of solid resources.
|I decided to leave the public school system, and continue my calling from home.|
My intention is to help you implement a demanding curriculum without spending every waking moment at work. There’s no need to do it alone.
I hope we can start a dialogue about the issues that we face everyday as teachers. We are multifaceted beings with incredible personal and professional knowledge.
Do share. Participate. Your comments will help build a community! I can’t wait to hear from you.