Not Giving Up on the Dream.....  

rm_MariGrrl 40F
2485 posts
5/26/2006 8:16 pm

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Not Giving Up on the Dream.....

I have wanted to be a teacher as far back as I can remember. When I got kicked out of my high school my sophomore year and sent to the alternative school I realized just the kind of teacher I wanted to be.

I was the troubled child, the lost cause, the one that couldn't be reached. These incredible teachers reached me and showed me that I was worth believing in.

I recently came across a paper I wrote in my Intro to Teaching and Classroom Instruction course that I took my second year in college. It reminded me that its not to late. That I have something to offer. And that although it may be a while, I can return to school and someday hopefully become a source of inspiration for other "lost causes".

Anyway, I thought I would post part of it here. It is based on a book I read for the class called "A Passion for Teaching" which is a collection of articles written by various teachers from all across the country. This is a pretty long paper. So, I'm going to skip over the article reviews, comments, and educational jargon and just share the intro and conclusion.

Passionate Teachers

As I look back on my school days and the passionate teachers that touched my life I realize what a pain I must have been. But, the really amazing teachers accepted my challenge and never gave up on me. I will try to remember when I stand in front of my first class what I'm sure my teachers already knew. More times than not, the student who drives you the most crazy loves and needs you most of all. Those teachers brave enough to endure me will always have my love and respect.

A truly passionate teacher remembers being a student, provides inspiration, recognizes that all students are individuals, goes beyond academics, seizes every opportunity, embraces diversity, looks beyond stereotypes, and takes pride in his or her work. But, more important than all of that they realize that it would be impossible to do all of that all of the time and they keep trying anyway!

That is the legacy I hope to leave. I have a lot of things I need to sort out first. But, I have not given up on my dream. After all, who can love a "lost child" better than someone who was once lost herself?

n0tatalker 40M

5/26/2006 11:47 pm

i wanna be a r0ck star! then leach my way into la's acting scene... then bec0me a p0litician... an h0nest one! and the whole time i want to be madly in l0ve with a w0man i saved from lesbian p0rn... with tits as big as my head and a juicy ass...

so... i'd say y0ur goals are t0tally legitamate.

rm_funinic 50M
823 posts
5/27/2006 5:52 pm

I wish I were passionate about my current career. I'm hoping to get the courage to make the jump sometime soon, into one of my interests.

Teaching is the highest profession, unfortunately while we entrust our children to teachers they are the some of the least rewarded, lowest paid professionals in our country. That's a travesty, since we all got where we are today thanks to the teachers we've had.

pandoo5 61M
398 posts
5/27/2006 8:17 pm

If you focus your self you can be any body or you can reach your goals, good luck to you.

digdug41 50M

5/27/2006 9:51 pm

well mariGrrl I say go for it I still remember the teachers who inspired me til this day and if you have that kinna spirit in you then I say do yourt thing babygurl

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

LustyTaurus 49M
21253 posts
5/27/2006 10:59 pm

Hey Mari...I've been doing a lot of thinking about what I want, we only have one life that I can be certain of so give it your best and follow your heart.


bulging_boy 50M

5/28/2006 3:52 am

I reckon it's pretty cool that you noticed that within yourself.

You know sometimes people just carry on doin what they're doin without any further thought as to what that might be or indeed where that might take them.

I'm sure you'll be an inspiration to all the students who come under your care.

rm_gerson42 53M
2419 posts
5/28/2006 11:41 am

Mari - Go for it!
Don't know about where your from, but out here their is a teacher shortage. If you get your BA, sometimes the schools can pick you up on a waiver while you get credentialed (and help pay for it). I have administrative experience with schools if you ever need help.

norprin5 56M

5/28/2006 6:16 pm

<~~~*sitting in the front row drooling over the hot teacher*

King Nor XVIII

HeartlessBitch69 48F

5/28/2006 8:44 pm

OMG better you then me! I freakin hate all children! other then my 4 I made. I can't tolerate other peoples children! But my husband, he went to college to be a school teacher. He had a job teaching. But the city job he has now repairing streets paid better.

8337 posts
5/28/2006 8:49 pm

Good luck with this.

Don't ever lose sight of the impossible dream.

The ability to reach the young and impressionable is something that others see as a burden.

If you can reach them, you will have shaped them forever.

The sense of pride in doing so will shape you forever too.


"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur

Djeeper1987 48M

5/28/2006 8:56 pm

I wanted to be a professional photographer, with that said, its a long story to explain why my dreams are all shot to hell.

Carpe Diem

SleekIcilyVarix 42M

5/28/2006 9:04 pm

I hope you get the opportunity to finish your degree and teach. I taught for four years, and have the utmost respect for anyone with the ambition to teach. I'm back in school, switching gears and aiming to be a school counselor. Anyhow, best of luck when you go back to pursue your degree. If you want to talk teaching sometime, let me know

flagg134 37M
1582 posts
5/30/2006 2:33 am

I see Becoming a teacher as a very admirable goal. It takes a special individual to have that desire. Teachers are responsible for shaping lives and directing our future generations. I'm sure you will do well as a teacher given your drive to do it. Hopefully you are able to finish schooling sooner rather then later.

Now if I could only figure out what it is I would like to do.


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