So, I love teaching. I haven’t been doing it long. And it’s REALLY hard. But I love it even on the bad days. Interestingly,it took me a long time to get around to it and even now I am trying to figure out my niche.
Going into college I was quiet shy and thought I wanted to be a marine biologist so I could swim with sharks. I quickly realized that biology was not going to be the adventure I thought it would…. And I do NOT have a brain for biology. After the first semester I tried life as a business major for a semester….. not a match. I finally gave in and got my degree in teaching despite my severe stage fright (which has never REALLY gone away).
I love my kids, but I recently met a woman at EdCamp in Hartford with what might be my dream job. She teaches a help desk class in her high school where the students learn how to use the educational technology tools in the building and then the students go out to help the other teachers use them in their classroom. I don’t know how I didn’t know that such a position existed but I think it’s genius. Not only is it great to teach students to use a lot of different technologies, but it would help to overcome some of teachers’ most common excuses for not using the technology in their buildings. No time for PD? That’s OK because we can have a kid or two come into your class and facilitate the use of technology in your classroom!
How do I create this position for myself somewhere?