The challenge for Day 4, is to talk about what I love the most in education.
I remember when I was first interviewing for jobs, and a college professor instructed us how to answer this question. He maintained that we should say, “I love kids and I love my subject area.” While I would agree that for the most part this is a pretty true answer that has not changed all that much, it is fairly vague.
Today, one of the things I have found to love actually has shown itself through being a community member and having my own kids. It all came together as I was sitting in curriculum night for my first grader two years ago. The teacher is also someone who lives in the community in which she works. It really made sense when she talked about how other teachers help her biological kids, and she too guides many kids in the ways in which she would want someone to do for her kids. I love being part of that community. I see kids all over the place outside of the classroom, and truly feel as though I am part of a larger community. I love watching my own children be guided by teachers, and then in turn being able to guide other people’s kids as if they were my own. I always do what I would like someone to do for my kids. Sure enough, that is happening every day.