What Kind of Teacher Do You Want to Be?
It's day two of my first week of Teachers College, and although I'm already feeling a little tired and overwhelmed, I'm excited to dig into the content: learn new petagogies, strategies, and of course because I'm in the Ed Tech Leadership cohort, technologies to bring to the classroom.
But there's this little voice inside my head saying " What kind of teacher are you going to be?". Maybe it's my insecurities about managing a classroom, or my secret fear that all this new technology will crash on me in the middle of teaching, but I'm worried.
Then I look around at the diverse faces in my courses and I realize, everyone is here because they don't just want to be a good teacher, they wan't to be a great teacher. It's ok to be scared because it means I care about doing an amazing job. I want to be what my favourite teachers were to me and then some! I want to go outside with my class, get our hands dirty, use hands-on discovery, make math meaninful, integrate subjects, diversify instruction, be inclusive, be kind, and inspire a generation of lifelong learners.
If I'm feeling this inspired on week one, just imagine week 10, or 20!