“Educating one mind at a time”— that’s what I’ve been trying to do for over 35 years now and I’m still counting!
Seems like it was just the other day when I, a recent graduate from the University of Puerto Rico, stood in front of a group of eager young faces. They’re not so eager any more but they’re still young and it hasn’t stopped me from doing my best to facilitate their learning. Sometimes I think I learn more from them then they do from me!
I’ve had one group for two years now and I must admit it’s been an exciting ride. We’ve had our ups and downs but I know it’s been a learning process on both sides. That’s the beauty of this profession—learning goes on all the time and everyone is enriched by it! I wouldn’t have it any other way. Where else can you have the opportunity of meeting a new set of individuals every one or two years? Or have the chance to try new strategies? Use technology as a learning tool? Grow as an individual and professional? No other profession provides these opportunities in quite the same way.
Despite the sacrifices a teacher makes, and there are a few, the satisfaction of knowing that some minds have changed for the better, makes it all worthwhile. I’ve never even considered other options and I’m happy to say there have been no regrets!