Mrs. Marin’s Learning To Teach Resource Blog

Becoming an ESL, Bilingual/Bicultural teacher one day at a time. This site is for future teachers and teachers of English Language Learners/ CLD. You will find resources in English and in Spanish that can serve as a guide in your journey.

“A career of teaching kids is most meaningful” by Bart Smith

My friend just retired from her teaching career after many years. I was very blessed to have served as a volunteer in her Kindergarten classroom at Monfort Elementary School in Greeley,  a couple of years ago. I remember the day she contacted me and asked me if I could help her with twins who where struggling in class. I made time to come down and spend time with them and get to know them. I had no idea this experience would touch me deeply. The girls at that time had just moved from Mexico and started school. Having lived this same experience with my son; with the only difference we moved from El Salvador. My friend thought that I would be a good fit to guide these girls in all school endeavors. I spent the school year working with them and saw how they developed emotionally and academically. At the same time I became closer to her and closer to my passion: Teaching.

I owe it my family, mentors and her, who allowed me to experience the every day meaninfful classroom time that I have had with her students. Seeing my friend swarmed with children hugging her and looking up to her,  serves as motivation to finish my degree.

Now retired, her husband wrote a column on the Sunday paper that melted my heart and makes me admire her more and so many other teachers who are making a difference.

A career of teaching kids is most meaningful- by Bart Smith 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s




Latina mom, non-traditional student at the University of Northern Colorado. I am working on my degree in Elementary Education with English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement and Bilingual Bicultural (CDL) endorsements. I am Bilingual in English and Spanish. Passionate about Bilingual, Elementary Education, ESL, ELL, Multiculturalism, Biculturalism #education #bilingualkids

View Full Profile →

Follow Mrs. Marin’s Learning To Teach Resource Blog on

UNC Graduation day countdown!

The Big Day!May 5th, 2017
A dream come true!
June 2016
« May   Jul »

Follow me on Twitter

Giggles & Tales

A Potpourri of my Ramblings, Poems and More…

Filling the pail

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - As W. B. Yeats never said

When Women Inspire

You can make a positive impact too!


Jacqui Murray's

%d bloggers like this: