Friday, July 6, 2012

30 Things - #7

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7. What is your dream job, and why?

Okay, again, kind of a no brainer because I've said it a million times in the last 2 years but I'm doing it now.

I always wanted to be a teacher and for me, kindergarten is the ideal grade to teach.

These kids are going to spend the next 18 years in school and they start that journey with me. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a kid develop from someone who didn't know the letters in his/her name to a child who can read a simple book in just 9 short months. There is nothing better than watching a child who didn't have any one to one correspondence in September do a graphing activity in May.

Kids this age think their teachers are the next best thing to Mom and Dad. They think you walk on water, you know everything AND you have stickers.

I couldn't imagine doing anything else with my life. Working with children is my calling. I also chose to work in an inner city school because, unfortunately, a lot of these kids may not make it all the way through high school. If I can give them a love of learning early on hopefully it will stick with them so that they will stick with school.

Of course, I'd not balk at making a career of my other dream job.....being filthy, stinkin' rich and traveling the world doing good deeds.  

Sean always says,  "If you're going to dream, dream big. It doesn't cost any more!"

1 comment:

  1. Working with children is my calling too, but everything seems to need a college degree...of which I don't have. I do have fosterchildren so that helps.

    I would love to teach.