I was born to be a teacher....as long as I can remember I have wanted to be one.
No Firefighter, Police or Superman for me. Teaching that has always been my bliss.... the quandary was always what to teach?
When I headed to UMaine I thought I wanted to be a high school English teacher. Yet even after my Masters Degree I found myself still in middle school teaching position. I soon realized as General Patton said “Never tell someone HOW to do something but WHAT and they will surprise you with their ingenuity”. It wasn't about WHAT I taught, but HOW I taught it.
My joy came from figuring out how to teach the Social Studies class by reenacting the Battle of Bunker Hill with water balloons. From Language Arts to Librarian I have done it all. I am currently teaching Integrated Technology which is like the old Industrial Arts classes we took, but updated. No Bird House or Coat hangers for this generation, we make skateboards, drive robots, fly drones and 3D Print our own designs. We build our own guitars as well. After almost 30 years of teaching I think I have found the perfect job...... but I just might want to add to the high school program.