In honor of World Teacher's Day, I thought it would be appropriate to write a blog post on the one reason why I chose to become a teacher. Don't worry, it'll be brief.
Because there are so many reasons why teaching is my profession of choice (coupled with writing), I will narrow it down to the most important reason: TEACHING CHOSE ME! Cheesy, I know. But it's the truth.
It was my third year in college that my friend, Natalie, told me about her tutoring gig, a gig that would soon turn into MY career. I never considered teaching as an occupational path in my youth, but I visited Natalie's job to see if I was fit for the "professional educator" journey. I think I sampled it (and tutored a group of middle school students for a few minutes) on that very same day. Apparently, things went well because I started working with the tutoring company shortly after.
Since that day in 2006, I've been committed to making a positive difference in students' lives. Over the past decade, I've taught off and on--more on than off--and the grades have ranged from kindergarten to college students; nonetheless, my passion for teaching is still on fire. I can't seem to leave it alone. Every time I try to leave, something keeps pullin' me back. :)
Happy World Teacher's Day (or is it, World Teachers' Day?) to all of my fellow hardworking professionals. I appreciate you all.