Why I Continue to TeachMonday, August 03, 2015
This upcoming school year will bring with it a lot of uncertainty and unanswered questions. Teachers will be taking strike action in the form of enhanced work-to-rule, our school will be saying goodbye to cherished staff members and we will be reorganizing class locations throughout the school. On a good note, we will also begin implementing Google Apps for Education and, while I have a Google Educator certificate, I am still trying to envision how to deliver new French curriculum within thirty-minute French periods while equipping students with the 21st century knowledge and skills they need to succeed. I will admit that I put a lot of pressure on myself to do everything I can to be a better French teacher but there are those rare moments when I think how easy it would be to quit teaching altogether and pursue a different avenue. No more report cards, no more marking, no more late nights planning the perfect lesson. But then I think about that card I wrote to my grade 6 French teacher, the one in which I thanked her for inspiring me to pursue a career as an FSL teacher. You see, I never chose teaching. It was never just a job. It was my calling, and it chose me.
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