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My passion!!

Friday, November 06, 2009

As I have shared with many of you I am in TEACHERS COLLEGE this year and although I am busier with more school work then I ever thought possible I am in looovveeee with teaching! emoticon

I did what is called the 'concurrent education' program here in Ontario, which is a direct entry from high school 5 year program, the first 4 years were my bachelor of science honors, and the 5th year is the bachelor of education. Although I have had some integrated educational theory throughout the first 4 years I am finally getting to actually teach!

The feeling when I see a child learn something is so rewarding, its undescribable. I am so excited to be doing what I love. I get to plan fun, exciting, motivating tasks that help children actually learn something meaningful and I get to watch them experience learning. I am so, so, so happy I am finally here, and I am T-minus 6 months to graduation! emoticon

On the back burner is the fact that I have NO IDEA what I am doing with my life as of May 7th... emoticon
But I promised myself not to think about that anymore until at least Christmas, as the job market is terrible here and it creates a lot of stress when I continually focus on this.

As I look at my passion now I see that this would not have been possible a year ago. To have enough energy, enthusiasm and confidence to work with students for 8 hours a day would not have been possible for the old Chris. I am truly loving what I am doing, and I am beginning to finally understand that I don't have to wait to be 'perfect' before I do what I want to. Before I was so limiting in my experiences as I was uncomfortable with my image and abilities and stopped myself from doing many things I really wanted to. But now I am doing what I love and I will continue to do so! How truly rewarding it is to be able to wake up everyday and LOVE going to school/work and have fun and learn continously! Even though its Friday, I was up at 5am (its 11pm), and it was 'one of those crazy friday days' I still can't WAIT till monday! (well maybe it can wait a few days so i can get some sleep....lol)
Have a great weekend all! thanks for the continued support!
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    Where in ontario are you in teacher's college chris? My husband applied for the fall, and that's what I wanted to do! but I suck in UNI so a Diploma in child and youth work, and getting my ECE will have to do I guess.. I'm taking online distance ed for ECE so I can still work.

    Great job doing this buddy!! so happy for you!!

    PS i'm in TORONTO!
    4141 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/3/2010 8:49:24 PM
    That is soo great to hear, Chris!! :) But, you still didn't tell me what age/grade do you work with? :) I love working with kids too!! :) But you are right it does take energy and I can tell I have had more in the last few months too!! :) emoticon for sharing!! :) emoticon emoticon
    4185 days ago
    Your doing a great job and i know you can do this! Congrads on your graduation in only 6 months, that's a huge accomplishment.
    4196 days ago
    People are born teachers, and your enthusiam for teaching shows that you have chosen the right profession. We need teachers down here in NC badly! I'm a high school biology teacher and love my job, but the apathy is unnerving. Continue to expect great things from your students! You will inevitably reach a few of them.
    4198 days ago
    Your enthusiasm is fantastic! I'm so happy for all that you have accomplished. Keep it up! Good luck to you from another soon to be graduate! emoticon emoticon
    4199 days ago
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