Today is Tuesday and I just decided that every Tuesday, well that's the plan, that I would write some thoughts that I have about teaching. I really enjoyed reading the book Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it. For those of you who have read the book, I'm no Morrie, but I do have many years of experiences that I would like to share. That is why I started the podcast English Teaching in Japan and now this.
I have been teaching in Japan for 12 years now and I truly love what I do. Like anything in life it has it ups and downs, but each and every day I'm excited about teaching and learning with my students. I feel very fortunate to be allowed the opportunity to be a part of my students lives and given the chance to witness and share in their accomplishments and failures.
Teaching is not my job, it is my responsibility. A responsibility that I take very seriously. Each class, each moment is a chance to make a difference. After all these years I still get a little anxious and wonder if I'm doing the right thing with my life on my way to class. But once I walk into that room and see my students, I know that I am a teacher and this is what I really want to do.
See you next Tuesday!
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