In My Classroom, Every Day Is a New Adventure
I’ve never regretted the decision to become a teacher. I might not drive the fanciest car in town and have a huge house and things like that, but I’m very comfortable. My family lives a very comfortable life. And every day that I go to school, I know that I’m doing something that I enjoy and something that eventually is going to impact other people. So I don’t have any regrets about becoming a teacher.
It’s new. I go to school every day, and every day is going to be different. I don’t go to a cubicle, you know? I don’t do the same thing. I teach eighth-grade American history. Every day is an adventure. I never have the same day twice: It’s hormones, or I’ve got to try and reach this kid, with this particular concept. I get to explain the story of American history; I get to talk about these amazing things that you can tell the students haven’t heard before. It’s about people and events and, different types of—not necessarily battles, but personalities. I get to make that come to life for the students.
And it’s never the same. I don’t do the same thing every year; I always try to tweak it up a little bit or try something different. So when I walk in Monday, it’s going to be different than Friday. And every day after that’s going to be a unique experience, too. I think the whole learning aspect is unique and it’s fresh. That’s why I teach; that’s why I like to teach.