May 08, 2007

Teaching Thoughts Tuesday

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!

Please send me your comments, feedback, and your thoughts about teaching.

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2 comments:

Winter of WinterYogurt said...

Cool! I'm looking forward to your Tuesdays, and I can't wait to learn more about what you do as an English teacher in Japan. :) It's actually a career path that I'm looking forward to, myself. Hopefully, anyway. Either Japan or Korea (my mom's family is there) lol. Anywho... good luck with your Tuesdays!

Chaz said...

Thanks. I'm glad to hear that you are interested in teaching. I hope these shows and site can give you some help and things to think about. Being able to spend some time with your mom's family would be nice. Thanks again and good luck!