A New Career: The Classroom

Teaching. For me it is scary and exciting at the same time. The very thing I have said all my life, I didn’t want to do, I am about to do. And to be honest I’m a tad bit afraid, because I take this job very seriously and not to be taken lightly.

May 19th I will begin training for my teacher certification. I will be teaching elementary school, either 3rd, 4th, 5th or the 6th grade level. If you would’ve asked me last year, ‘do you want 
to be a teacher?’ I would have said, “nope, absolutely not!” After coming to a proverbial ‘dead end’ in my career path, here I am, nevertheless. I will be responsible for somebody else’s kids AND have to keep them engaged for eight hours. *letting that sink in*
Why teach? And why now? Well, I am not teaching because I ran out of options. I have decided that I want to reach out to children and make an impact on their lives. I want to be better than some of the teachers I had when I was in elementary school. And honestly, I feel a lot of these kids are lost. Not all, but a lot. I want to do my part in educating the minds of the youth, not only with textbook knowledge but with life lessons that will stick with them, and make it relevant to some of the issues and barriers they are facing today. I know it is going to be challenging, but with the challenges will come more rewards and I’m here for it. So bring it.
“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try”.
Seth Godin
       
        Love & Light,

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