I thanked her for bringing the importance of other teachers to my attention. I was focusing so much on becoming a teacher that I forgot how difficult it will be at times. Her blog helped me realize I need to surround myself with supportive educators once I start teaching.
J F Hadley's second blog post was title, It's Official! I'm an Addict! She was raving about a book she read, Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student Centered Classroom by Mark Barnes. Mrs. Hadley was talking about how immediately after reading this book she changed her lesson plans for the next week. She worked on gathering a project to get her students more interested in history, but her teaching materials fell short.
I commented thanking her for sharing this. I have been a little scared with not being totally prepared in my lessons, and she showed that you have to be willing to change things. Be flexible! I also told her she inspired me, as a future history teacher, and gave me some ideas to use with my teaching.