I LOVE learning, it's just my thing. I love learning so much that I have decided to make my profession passing on my love of learning to others. Few things in life are so extraordinary to me as the "lightbulb" expression on a child's face when a new connection has been made. Ah, the world would be a sad, dark place without the quest of knowledge and understanding.
Besides learning, I love school. Why not? School is an institution devoted to learning. School is a place where eager minds come looking for more. We learn in school about facts, history, math, science. Those of us who have had good teachers in our past know that school can be a springboard into the quest for life-long learning.
As a student, and now as a teacher, nothing excites me more than the first day of school. There is something so entirely exciting about the fresh start. New books distributed. Pencils are sharp and erasers clean. Students meet their teachers, and the dance begins.
I adore my job. Ever since I started working in a school, I knew it was the place for me. I love welcoming students on their first day, helping them overcome their fears, gently steering the relationship that grows and blossoms over the year.
Last night, I had the opportunity to once again be in the student seat. I began my new German class. I am quite excited about it. My teacher is great. The group of students represents places all over the globe, India, Alaska, Mexico, Georgia, Iran, Turkey, Connecticut (that would be me). For the first time ever, I understood every word the teacher said, and didn't fall for her attempts at tripping us up in order to solicit common student mistakes. The next 9 weeks will be very exciting. Plus, I will be one step closer to my goal of becoming integrated here!