Monday, April 26, 2010

I was asked these questions today:

Did you always want to be a teacher?

"No. I tried very hard to avoid it."

Then... why did you become one?

And I never know exactly how to answer that one. It feels like a trick question. Oh sure, I could give some stock answer about loving kids and enjoying the feeling of teaching. I COULD do that, but that wouldn't be the truth. That's an answer I reserve for teaching interviews.

And, I'm the kinda teacher that likes telling the truth. So, when students ask me that question, that's what I give them.

"Well, kids, it's because you entertain me to no end. What other job would I get to interact with 105 nutjobs in a day?"

And they'll nod, as though that makes perfect sense. 13 year olds have a much clearer understanding of the world than adults do.


Joanna Tano Photography said...

Haha this made me laugh. Made me miss teaching High School too!

Alyson said...

They're special little creatures, that's for sure!

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