Choosing to Educate

I’ve never been all that interested in blogging, but now that I have to do it for a class, I have some motivation to keep the world updated on my exciting life.

I’ve always had a little interest in becoming a teacher. I always liked school, and I did well in school, so becoming a teacher seemed logical to me. From second grade through sophomore year in high school, I planned on becoming a chef. I interviewed a few chefs, and I thought it was the profession for me. Then I realized I didn’t really like cooking, so that didn’t seem like it would be a very good job match. Then, I thought I would either be a teacher or a parole/probation officer for youth. I knew I wanted to help people and better the lives of the youth in America. Then I got to college and took a course in criminal justice…snoozer!! That’s when I thought I should take an education class, and I realized that education was the perfect profession for me!

My education class made me realize that I want to be a lifelong learner, and I think I will learn new things every day as an educator. I want to teach high school English because reading and writing have always been my favorite subjects. People wonder why I want to teach high school students, and to be honest, I wonder why people want to teach elementary school students.

I’m hoping this blog will help me be more motivated to look into the blogs of other educators. I want to use this blog to inform people about my life as a student who is planning on becoming an English educator. I can’t promise that I will blog every day or even every week, but I am making a promise to you, my readers (anybody out there?), that I will keep this blog up after I leave this class.

My goals for the semester are to get connected with other educators through blogs and Google+. I also want to learn how to incorporate technology into my future classrooms. I also want to entertain people through this blog. If people can read this blog and learn something and enjoy what they are reading, I will feel like I have done my job as an education blogger!