Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Post – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Jennie Fitzkee

Thank you, Sally, for inviting me to tell my story of what I wish I knew when I was younger.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I am sure like me, there have been times when you have wondered what difference might have been made to your life, if your younger self had been gifted with the experience and knowledge you have accumulated over the years.

I invited several friends from the writing community to share their thoughts on this subject which I am sure you will enjoy as much as I did.

 My guest today is pre-school teacher Jennie Fitzkee who shares her thoughts about the narrow views we tend to hold as children and young adults, and how life and experience teaches valuable lessons…

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now by Jennie Fitzkee

People- they should be turned inside out so we see their heart and their mind before their looks. I have learned much over my 70-plus years. My memories of meeting people and making friends long ago are crystal…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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24 Responses to Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Post – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Jennie Fitzkee

  1. A wonderful post Jennie.. thanks so much for participating and a hug to Gloria..♥

  2. I enjoyed your feature on Sally’s blog. Say hi to Gloria for me!

  3. Darlene says:

    How great to see you and Gloria featured on Sally’s blog. I left a comment over there.

  4. What a great story and feature on the Smorgasbord blog, Jennie!

  5. bosssybabe says:

    Jennie, I love how vulnerable you are here. Being able to recognize where and when you could have done better and then moving forward in life with those precious lessons you learned! You are such an inspiration!

    • Jennie says:

      When teachers can learn along with children, we bond, and then become their role models. It’s what I love most about teaching. I was so disappointed and surprised at myself when these events happened. It was a revelation, and thank goodness I moved forward. I felt empowered. I learned. And I passed that down to my students. Thank you, Jen!

  6. beetleypete says:

    I left a comment on Sally’s blog, Jennie.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Such a great post, Jennie! I loved the whole thing.

  8. A lovely post, Jennie. I left you a comment on Sally’s site.

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