in honor of world teachers 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 teachers day (or is it, world teachers' day?) to all of my fellow hardworking professionals. i appreciate you all.