These are some random thoughts I have written down in my reflections throughout my teaching career about why I teach. This is a question I often asked myself, at the highs and lows of the teaching process. Here were some of my answers.
- Seeing someone go from "I CAN'T DO THIS! I'm just not smart enough." to "I did it!"
- Keep someone from making the same mistakes others did. (Written after a rather difficult student decided to drop out only a few weeks before graduation.)
- There are few moments of personal satisfaction greater than a lesson executed to perfection. ("I love it when a plan comes together!" - Col. Smith, The A-Team)
A reflection from 3 weeks in to my teaching career
Right next to that note in my reflection was "Don't forget to bring Tylenol"