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!
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!
On the back burner is the fact that I have NO IDEA what I am doing with my life as of May 7th...
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!