One More Mommy

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Those That Can't Do

Apparently not many people I know can DO. Because I know a hell of a lot of teachers. I was thinking, hm, I know three off the top of my head... no, four... five... six... and then I stopped... seven... counting. Three community college, two high school, two junior high, two elementary, two special ed (yes, the special ed overlaps, but I'm up to nine teachers I know...). At least three of them did not start off intending to be teachers and instead went back for degrees after working a bit in non-teaching roles.

Unlike the Harvard thing ("Shouldn't you be, erm, really smart?"), I think that all of the people I know, and in particular those who changed their careers to become teachers, are excellent for what they are doing. Which is interesting because they're also a tremendously varied lot.

Teaching was something I thought of doing in childhood, but not once I got to high school. Being a parent means tapping into that teacher side of your personality, and I enjoy it a great deal (except for how poorly he's learning "No hitting"). My biggest problem? I don't like talking a whole lot.


Blogger RubyB said...

And talking a lot is my greatest strength :)

12:31 PM  

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