Monday, January 2, 2012

My First Year of Teaching

My first year of teaching has been fabulous! All the time someone asks me how school is going I have to reply with "well it's going," because I know that if they really get me started on the subject I will talk them to death! This must be the most rewarding and frustrating job ever! I love seeing how excited a kid is when they realize that they just got a 100 on their test. At the same time it is hard to deal with the emotions that accompany dealing with these youngsters, especially when you see situations where these kids have been dealt a bad hand in life. One of my fellow teachers said something that struck me. This teacher had been a former youth minister but he said he liked teaching because this is where he felt he could really make a difference in the lives of young people. He felt that children who were in the church already had a support system that could help them, but some of the kids in schools did not have anything. Even though he was not able to give religious education he felt he was able to set an example and teach kids the way a man should act. I totally agreed with this, teaching is a profession where you can make a difference in someones life. Wether it is just teaching them to multiply or teaching them to have pride in themselves.

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