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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!
Chris
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EXPRESSIONISM 1/3/2010 8:48PM

    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!

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MCMPOOH43 11/20/2009 1:44PM

    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

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AMANDAWEYRICH 11/9/2009 9:46AM

    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.

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NCSUALUM03 11/7/2009 11:21AM

    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.

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KOCONUTTZ 11/6/2009 11:16PM

  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

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