A Tiny Glimpse
Everyone has a dream for the future, and most of us are at college to fulfill part of that dream. I love to talk to people about their major, just to hear the passion and ambition in their voices. Their eyes light up when they discuss music, nursing, engineering, or education, to name a few.
Because one of my biggest passions is education, General Teaching Methods is hands-down my favorite class this semester. This is the first teaching class for secondary education majors, including practical information about everything from discipline techniques to bulletin board guidelines. Every other Tuesday, my class walks over to Pensacola Christian Academy to observe some of the very talented teachers over there. Although I've observed English, History, and Biology so far, one day's 7th grade class was by far the best I've seen.
The energy in the room was high with thirty 12–13 year olds going over their homework. The teacher was efficient, fun, and very knowledgeable. I was amazed to watch her juggle her lesson and the class with ease. She even had my attention with her stories and examples. By the time I had to leave, my hand hurt from writing so much on my observation sheet.
I couldn't stop smiling as I walked over to chapel. That was so fun! I can't wait to teach junior high, and I hope to teach it as well as she did. Just that small glimpse of my teacher-dream made my day and gave me pep in my step. It was a good reminder of why I'm at college. Some days are hard. Some days I'd rather give up. But I want to be a teacher, and I still have a long way to go.
What's your dream? Remind yourself of why you have your ambitions—these are the reasons we do what we do! Keep moving forward with the end goal in mind. But keep an eye out for these tiny glimpses of your future that excite and motivate!2