Sunday, October 30, 2011
Blog Post #10
Do you Teach or do you Educate?
I didn’t start my college career as an education major. I really had no idea what I wanted to do, except for the fact that I wanted to help people. I decided nursing would be a great path when I was a junior and even got into the program at South. I quickly found out that was not the right road for me however. After much consideration I decided education would be a great direction.
I love the idea of making a difference in a child’s life. I want to pass on my love of science to my students. Science is such an important area of study that many students lose interest in at a young age. As a teacher I want to change that. I want to show my students how science plays a role in our everyday lives and how important it is. If we inspire our students and show them how excited we are about the subjects we teach they will also be inspired.
Don’t let them take pencils home
This was a really inspiring post. I hate that there are teachers like this woman who put down students and don’t even try to encourage them. These kinds of teachers don’t focus on the solution to the problem they just focus on the cause which doesn’t help the students at all. The author really confronted the problem of taking home the pencils and changed it! This was a very thought provoking post!