...They expect me to cheerfully answer an assortment of random, non-circulation-related questions simply by virtue of being behind the desk. I guess I look like I have all the answers, sitting there surrounded by books. That, or people recognize that I can't run from their questions...
7 Things I Learned as a 17-Year-Old Spanish Teacher
You don't know if you like something before you try it. Why is it then, that prospective teachers commit to months of training before stepping foot into a classroom? With no pay, mounting student bills, and a tsunami of insecurity due to inexperience, no wonder so many student teachers quickly change their major! It's quite disheartening. Especially to a new highschool senior faced with the daily questions, "So you want to be a teacher? Are you sure? Are you good at teaching? Do you like it? You know teachers don't make any money, right?" My teaching career was nearly finished before it started. But then the phone call came.
Of “Pointless” Research and Damascus Steel Knives
“Students may complain about learning what they call 'boring' and 'useless' information, which is in reality a butterfly still in its cocoon. Not long ago, I was guilty of that instant-gratification approach to learning, but I have grown to haunt unfamiliar fields of knowledge, realizing that these are often where rarest treasure is found.”