Thursday, January 14, 2010

Why I Teach

I can remember several years ago Mrs. C Sutton addressed students at graduation.  During her remarks, she commented on "finding your passion."  I try to stress that when I talk to students who are deciding what classes to take or what they want to do when they get out of high school.  Take me for instance;  I cannot imagine doing anything else.  I have my "dream" job.  Sure there are those days when I think I could find a less stressful job and not have any papers to grade at home or labs to prepare for, and we have all had days where we just don't see eye-to-eye with a student or two.   But ask anyone who knows me,  this feeling doesn't last long. So challenge to you is to take a good look at yourself and ask "what is my passion?"  You might be surprised.