Wow, these six weeks have FLOWN by. I feel like I was just struggling to answer the first “Who Am I?” blog post. This class and summer camp made me come to terms with myself: I am much more of an emotional person that I want to believe. I have always let my logical side take over who I am. But there is something powerful in letting my emotions guide me every now and then. Looking back, I described myself as analytical, objective, perfectionist. However, I’ve learned I am so much more: I am compassionate, adaptable, empathetic.
I am more confident in my abilities to command a classroom. I am more passionate about wanting to teach my students. I am more realistic about how a classroom will run.
Because of this class, I know now that I can still be my sarcastic, inviting, and motivating self, just in teacher mode. I need to “channel my ordinary”. Who I am regularly should blend flawlessly with who I am as a teacher. So, who am I as a teacher? I am a guiding force, a leader, a friend, an artist, and most importantly, I am an inspirer.
Watch more about what I value as a teacher in the video here!!