The Teacher that Made the Difference
Through my journey to obtain my degree in elementary education I would often reflect on my years I spent in school. I think about all of the amazing teachers I was fortunate to have along the way. The first one that comes to mind is my first and second grade teacher. I remember her taking the extra time with me to work on my handwriting and my speech. I was never very good at reading or anything English related for that matter.
After elementary school, my passion for math and science started to become more apparent to me. My 7th grade science teacher was really a fantastic teacher. He took a special interest in me and never seemed annoyed with all of my questions. He even wrote me a recommendation letter so that I could attend Sea World Camp in the summer.
In high school, I found the most amazing science teacher. I took Chemistry class sophomore year, his Physics class junior year and senior year, AP Physics. That’s how awesome he was! He had a way of bringing science problems to life and an enthusiasm and passion for teaching.
At the beginning of my college career, I would often say I wanted to be a teacher because I wanted to be better than the few terrible teachers I remembered from my years in school. Now being on the other side and having my certification in elementary education, I have realized it’s not that they were terrible teachers, it’s that teaching is REALLY difficult and it’s not for everyone. Which, I guess, you could say is one of my fears, being the grumpy, overtired and overworked teacher. I’m sure I will overcome this fear at some point in life. For now, I’m very happy to have found my place with iCreate to Educate.
Do you have a teacher you remember that made a difference in your life?