Friday, August 31, 2012

Teachers Who Love Teaching…

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Although I’m majoring in elementary education, I have an special love for early childhood  education (PreK-3). So, I’m taking a few extra classes in order to receive additional licensure in early childhood when I graduate. This semester I’m taking Foundations of Early Childhood Education and it is by far my favorite class. Even though I’ve only had three classes so far, I’ve left each one with such an assurance that I’m meant to be a teacher.

I have a huge passion for education and I love being able to meet with other girls with similar hearts. I soak up every minute with eagerness. Since my mom was an early childhood teacher for 26 years before she moved up to middle school, I have a foundation for much of what I’m learning. I’m thankful for that! I’ve even called my mom a few times after class to excitedly tell her about what we discussed and how I was able connect to it.

The main reason why I love this class so much is because of my professor. She is phenomenal! I’ve told my mom more than once that I want to be just like her when I grow up. She is the epitome of a kindergarten teacher. She’s been teaching at my university for 24 years, but she taught kindergarten for 11 years before that. Her energy and passion for early childhood education fuels every aspect of class and I eat it up. Her knowledge of young children is astounding and she has a heart to invest in us as future teachers. It is evident that she loves teaching and that makes me want to learn all the more!

I want to have the same effect on my future students.

13 comments:

Sarah said...

I love reading posts where you gush about your excitement & passion for teaching, it warms my heart! I am so glad you're loving your class & professor!

Sarah

Miss Rachael said...

I agree with Sarah - your passion for teaching is infectious! I am prone to losing mine, so am thankful that you share... :)
Learning is much improved when the teaching is more like sharing relationship, hey? I study fully online, so sorta miss this component, but I'm so glad you are loving it!
xo Rachael

Miss Rachael said...

I agree with Sarah - your passion for teaching is infectious! I am prone to losing mine, so am thankful that you share... :)
Learning is much improved when the teaching is more like sharing relationship, hey? I study fully online, so sorta miss this component, but I'm so glad you are loving it!
xo Rachael

Amanda Wissmann said...

You're going to be such an amazing teacher :)

HAPPY WEEKEND!

Ameera (أميرة) said...

Are you sure you can't come teach with me?!?!?!?!

Katie Cook said...

I have NO doubt that you will girl:) already your passion for teaching and your love for children just seeps out of all you post! love it! love Katie

Kaitlin said...

I wish I could take hat class with you! You're going to be such an amazing teacher. Reading about your love for the classroom just makes me more excited to be a teacher too!!

Megan said...

That's my biggest wish as a teacher...to have a positive impact on these children's lives. For me, it's not so much about teaching them academic skills (yes that's important), but it's about teaching them life skills. Those teachers are the ones who have stuck out in my mind from my childhood. Great post!

amanda marie said...

It is amazing you feel called to early childhood! I just love where I am as well upper grades are for me. I don't think I could handle tying shoes all day long ;-) you will be a fantastic teacher. Soak up everything you are learning now!

Natalie said...

That's so awesome! I'm majoring in elementary ed, but I'm looking into other certifications as well =)

Erin Marie said...

So glad you've had an awesome start to the school year. And that you're doing something you're truly passionate about. That's really what life's about doing, right? right.

sydneymajor said...

Hey! I've been following your blog for a couple weeks now, but this is my first time commenting! My best friend is going to school to be a 2nd grade teacher and she talks about it just like you do! I think y'all will both make amazing teachers :) I'm looking forward to keep reading your posts!

Chantel Klassen said...

I have to admit . . . I don't love teaching. I know, I can hear the gasps, teachers aren't supposed to admit things like that. For me, I got into teaching because I love children and wanted to find a way to help them. When planning my future career I was torn between education and social work, and I actually regret my decision fairly often. I do like my job but I think social work would have been a better fit for me. Woah, I've never admitted that before.

I think it is awesome that you love education! There is almost nothing better than having a passion for your work!!!

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