Thoughts, links & ideas from the 2008 National Teacher of the Year

Each time I've taken off in a plane since May (which is a lot), I've been writing in my journal, then adding these journal entries on this blog.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

When I grow up...

Jacksonville, FL


I had another chance to speak to “Future Educators” this morning.  These are middle- and high-school students who have expressed interest in teaching as a career.  That wasn’t me at that age.


I worked through a few career options ranging from graphic design to geology before finally settling on a major in Forest Resource Management.  Teaching wasn’t even on the radar screen for me.


So how did I end up here?  I think it was a combination of things ranging from the energy I get from being with kids, to the desire to more fully utilize all of my varied skills, to a work schedule that is more concentrated to allow for travel and adventures with my young family.  I basically needed to do something every day that made a difference in people’s lives.  I think I found my calling.


1 comment:

  1. I notice this is marked Jacksonville, FL. who were you speaking to in Jax?


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