Day 9: How Important I think Education is...
Okay, let's just start with this: I'm a teacher. Always have been, always will be. I may not be certified, or even graduated, but I still consider myself a teacher. Whether it's during my clinicals, doing child care at church, or babysitting, I'm always around kids and I always want the best for them.
I think education is the foundation for someone's life. And honestly, I think it starts in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is a child's first experience with school, and will begin to shape the way they feel about school. I want to be a Kindergarten teacher so I can make that experience the best one it can be. School today isn't the same as it was ten years ago. When I was in Kindergarten, I only went for a half a day and all I remember doing is playing, and maybe a little beginning to letters and numbers. Today, kids go for a full day, have no nap, barely any recess, and are expected to read, write, add, and subtract by the end of the year. It's too much.
Anyway. I know I'm lucky to know what I want to do in life. I've known since I was in second grade, and I can't imagine doing anything else. I jut wish other people could appreciate education as much as I do. I know I have those days that I "hate school," but I honestly love school. Especially now that I'm in college and am learning about things that truly interest me. It breaks my heart when I hear someone say "school just isn't right for me." Some people have the opinion that their not cut out for school, but I disagree. I feel like everyone can learn and enjoy learning if they are learning about the right things and have the right teachers.
And with that said:
I hate school right now. Exams are next week and I'm freaking out.
Not to mention I'm meeting T's family tonight and I'm so nervous!