How does it feel to be working as a teacher for more than ten years? You might think that I’m burnt out, but the truth of the matter is, the passion is still there… alive and kicking!
When I first asked myself what major to take in college, I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted to be a teacher. But which major to take, history or English? I love both of these subjects, but I had to choose only one. Ultimately, I chose the latter. I knew in my heart that I would be better off with it.
In my years of experience, there have been some ups and downs. However, as a teacher, you always strive for the best. I always tell myself that my students are an extension of me. What they become is partly because of me. That's why I take pride every time I see some tremendous results in their language and the way they view things. One great example is my former student in high school. She didn't use to like English. In fact, she hated it! But with patience and a bit of creativity, I was able to turn things around and make her love the subject. It's one of those satisfying moments. One that can truly make a teacher say: it's all worth it!
Although I've been in this career for many years now, I still feel brand new. There are far too many things to learn and so much room to grow. I can't wait to see what the future holds and what great journey that lies ahead.