my passion in life is picture taking. if the universe allowed me to, i would do photography full time. until then, i will train to be a teacher. here is my advice for teachers in training or those who are. we have the freedom to pursue our passions. i understand that it takes a lot to plan a lesson plan, have a family, and be a great teacher but time is on our side! it will take extra work but at the end it is lovely. i have absolutely no time to edit my photos. heck, these were taken almost a month ago. but it is relaxing and a nice way to run away from the world in my mind. also, if you pursue your passion as a career, you will loose the love for it. as teachers, we are lucky because we are force to balance our passions and our teaching career. try it. see how it goes. if you are good at your passion, you might make some money out of it. happy learning!
gloomy day here in tampa, florida. but nothing a hot tea and a cute baby can’t cure. the best thing about being a teacher in training is that you learn how to make kids like you but you also can give them back to their mommies and daddies. i am not going to lie though, this baby is perfect and it was hard to give her back!
mandy nicole, teacher in training. I want to quit! Why? Because children are scary. I am an elementary education major in tampa, florida. this semester, i am taking seventeen credits, in a middle of my level one internship, and i have two jobs. Perhaps that is the reason why i want to quit. But that is besides the case.
so for the heck of this post, my age is twenty-two years old. sometimes i think i am thirty who is stuck in a twenty-two years old body. it has always been like this. i have always surrounded myself with those who are much older than me. perhaps it is because i am an only child and growing up, i was mostly surrounded by adults. so moving on.
i have changed my major in school three times. yes! three times! i entered college as a nursing major, then changed it to public relations, and not i am a proud but tired elementary education student. fun! the consequence of trying to figure out what i wanted to do for the rest of my life caused me to be two years behind.
today i had a horrible day. i have personal issues and it is hard to turn these emotional feelings off no matter what i am doing. not only did i have these thoughts in my mind, in the classroom, the ace c died, i was wearing a sweater, and my kids were letting the temperature influence their behaviors. their behaviors were not the best today. no matter what i did, i could not let my personal life go! but that is okay, i had a light bulb day.
what scares me is that education majors graduate at the age of twenty one! i am sorry to tell you this, but we do not have experience! i feel like our age group are prone to heart breaks, easily to get distracted, and thinks life sucks. we have responsibilities for the first time. when they say things happens for a reason. i think i realized the reason for not finishing school on time. i do not think i would be able to survive being a teacher at the age of twenty two because there are some things i have not learned that would help me survive the teaching world. this does not make me immature, it is just lack of experience.
this is my observation. as young feature teachers or those who are young teachers now need to understand that we too need to grow just like our kids. that is okay. with this little gain of wisdom, i feel like next time, i will be able to keep my personal sadness out of the classroom. so two things. we are young. it sucks but understanding will only help you with your attitude. and the clique, things happens for a reason.
promise my post are not going to be this long. this is important.