A loss of discovery

I was in Borders today reminiscing with all of the large science picture books and encyclopedia, being reminded of how I used to discover and learn new things. When I was a kid, I used to go to the library and spend hours in these books, discovering what each page has to reveal to me, in no particular order, filling my mind with more wonder about our world and our universe. My time would be lost in these books, but I didn’t care, because I had no tablet, no smartphone, and no Facebook to distract me (yes, I say¬†distract).

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A reflection on where I’ve been

I’ve been in the education industry professionally for six years, and am still very young at it. I admit there are many things that I cannot do and I strive every day in my teaching career to improve the way I teach and to innovate the way that lessons are conducted in my classroom.

Nearly ten years ago, I was on a road trip with my good friend Dennis when he asked me, “If you could have any career in the whole world, and money didn’t matter, what would you do?” I replied, “That’s easy, I’d be a teacher.” The magnitude of my response didn’t hit me until months later, and I decided to go back to school for a Masters degree.

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