Sunday, January 23, 2011

"If you learn....Teach."

Day 27: Why have you chosen the career you are in?

"What I think it really means is: I'm a teacher. I am a teacher. I teach all the time, as you do and as all of you do—whether we know it or not, whether we take responsibility for it or not. I hold nothing back because I want to see that light go off. I like to see the children say, 'I never thought of that before.' And I think, 'I've got them!'" — Dr. Maya Angelou

There is something about teaching someone something that puts a fire inside of me.  Especially when you can visually see that moment on a persons face when they get something.  When they see something in a new light or realize something they thought what not necessarily true.  I chose kids because when they learn something, they want to share it with the whole world.  At camp, during the summer, it happens endlessly every week.  Kids come up to me and want to recite the summer's memory verse that they finally learned, or the nature fact that their cabin director thought them.  Learning is such a beautiful process that NEVER ends.  There is always something else to learn.

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