I know that there is more that I want to say than what is going to come out right now, but I will try my best to organize my thoughts. Ever since I was little, I had two careers in mind. I knew that I wanted to work with children, but I didn’t know if I wanted to be a teacher or a pediatrician. I often played both roles at home with my stuffed animals.
When it comes down to it, I knew that I wanted to help kids grow, whether it be in body or mind. As I came closer to choosing my profession, I realized that my experiences helped me choose. I would have to say that I was lucky to have all kinds of teachers. I had amazing teachers who taught me to “Go above and beyond.” I unfortunately also had teachers who, for lack of better words, did the opposite. I wanted to be the teacher who encourages children to learn, who gives them the confidence they need, and who never lets them give up!
What do I believe about children and their education?
A child’s education is in our hands. We, as educators, have a larger impact than what we sometimes realize. I believe that every child wants to learn something; we just need to find what motivates them. I believe that we teach them more than content.
What do I believe education is preparing students for?
We prepare them to question, communicate, collaborate, and take action. We are preparing them to be all around successful individuals. We prepare them to be life long learners. We are preparing our students for life.