Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Being Interviewed

Last week, a former student interviewed me for a paper she was writing for her Intro to Education class. I was flattered and then flummoxed. At my age, I have had a good many years of teaching behind me--something I knew but didn't really appreciate until the interview. Two of her questions stood out the most: why did I become a teacher, and was there ever a time when I'd regretted the choices that I'd made?

I think that I was meant to teach. Coming from the "teach anything but middle school" Goins family, I admired teachers and always felt comfortable teaching. The only choice that I regret was in not getting my degrees sooner so that I could be working on a doctorate now (or finishing one).

By the time I was thirty, I realized that I'd be happiest teaching at a community college, and by the time I was forty, I was there. And I'm happy. My professional life has balance, which gives me time to crane my neck and look outward at higher education across the country and to develop a far wider perspective than I've had regarding politics, publication, funding and so forth.

What about the rest of you, readers? Why did you become teachers?


At 5:31 AM, Anonymous Sigma said...

In the course of history, the most prominent educational systems have undergone lots of changes as much as secondary learners try to compose for their universities. It is a chance to demonstrate all of the learned arguments and show that people from all countries can unite in order to solve one big problem stated as the theme of ones personal research or review. In general, it comes with experience.

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At 4:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sense of confidence and responsibility not only helps ease the transition from high school to college, but it's also vital for success in later life. Self-confidence can help your teenager approach professors with questions or problems and will make socializing with other students much easier. writing custom

At 2:36 AM, Blogger Katherine Hayden said...

Many students don't know how to write a good research paper.I admired teachers and always felt comfortable teaching. As i am working for the online service , we used to help the students in their learning and writing.

At 4:29 AM, Anonymous EssaysMasters said...

It is important to choose a successful profession because you will be engaged in this work all your life. If you go to work with a smile then you have made the right choice.


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