let me remind my followers that there is a #studentteaching tag and to follow it on their dash. Many past student teachers are now some of the best #education tumblrs out there to follow so keep your eyes peeled, ladies and gents.
Other important tags:
Anything I’m missing?
*The student teaching tag I follow has a space in-between student and teaching, like so, #student teaching
So I just came across a post that referred to "those special ed kids" which made me wonder...
Do YOU have a person first mentality? As in do you say the kid with autism or the autistic kid? I have heard heated discussions from both sides in both school and work and now I am wondering how Tumblr teachers see this topic. What are your views?
It’s a simple question with a not so simple response. I’d like to hear from you.
I think I have answered this question so many times with family and friends who are curious about my decision to get into education. Sometimes their question is followed by a smug smirk while other times a pat on the back for taking on such a challenge.
"Why do I teach?"
Because I wouldn’t be happy doing anything else. Because being around kids makes feel the most alive. Because I look forward to waking up and learning something new from my students. Of course, there are days where you are just not in the mood to take on the world, but the kids just always end up making things a little easier.
I can still remember all of my elementary teacher’s names because all of them have had an impact on my life, be it positive or negative. I can especially remember how they have influenced me and made me who I am today. I remember how we took care of chicks in 2nd grade and even when I was in a split grade class in 4th grade, my teacher did an exceptional job of not making us seem out of place.
I guess what I am trying to say is I want to leave a positive impact on children so that they grow to become ambitious and strive for great things. I have seen how easily children have lost faith in school even though they still contain the teacher pleasing innocence. I want to be one of those teachers that regains that faith for both parents and students. I want to be a part of those teachers that makes positive headlines and not ones that make others cringe.
Ever since I can remember, I have seen myself as a teacher and have learned so much on the path to becoming one and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
So to make this answer simple, why do I teach? Because I would merely be existing if I didn’t and I strive to live.
“To know what to do for a kid without a knowledge of that kid’s intimate variables is often little more than a hopeful shot in the dark.”—Teaching with Love and Logic, pg 117. (via positivelypersistentteach)
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Question: Are your loved ones supportive of your decision to get into education? Were they always supportive or did they warm up to it? If they were against you going into education, what field did they wish you went in instead?
mrskaaay: I am really fortunate that my whole family supported my wish to go into education- from day one. Which was in fourth grade.
tomesawayfromhome: Yes, the husband is very supportive. The MIL, not so much. She often asks why I’m a teacher when I’m “so smart I could have done anything.”
amiteachingyet: I was late in the game- I’m 37 - but my fan/friends have been awesome. even with the crazy hours that the Ed BS called for. On to the MEd!
angelrouson: Absolutely! Even when one family friend made a comment about me wasting my time and talent, I asked if he would rather have me as his youngest son’s teacher or a person with no “talent” to waste. Enough said :)) always be proud of your career