Why do I teach? 1,2,3

Every teacher is asked a certain question, at least once. Why do you teach? I think all of us have a reason why. Whether it is playing teacher as kids, being a teachers kid, loving school, etc. My reason for teaching comes from a few different places. 

1. I always wanted to be a teacher. I remember getting a little, Sanrio Surprises Keroppi, About Me card in 3rd grade. One line said, "When I grow up I want to be a __________________." I quickly wrote astronaut/teacher. I really wanted to go to the Moon when I was younger. However, I ended up with the best of both worlds, a SCIENCE TEACHER. Honestly, I am glad I did not do the astronaut thing, because now it is pretty much only good for Mars. That is just too far from home, and I can't watch Stranger Things on Mars.

2. I LOVED middle school. Yes, I said it. I LOVED middle school. I know most people HATE middle school. Puberty, drama, and stuck in the middle. Not me, it was the best! I had the most amazing science teachers, 3 years in a row. Plus, I had an awesome group of friends. I really started to come out of my shell, and by 8th grade it really was the best year of school I ever had. Plus, the hats were really da bomb. (That's 7th grade me with my cool hat and Delia's shirt) 

3. I HATED high school. Yes, I said it. I HATED high school. It was just so, whatever. The classes were way to long. The hallways were way to crowded. Taking notes all day was a NIGHTMARE. I was B.O.R.E.D, bored. I lived for 3:10 everyday when that bell would ring, and I was FREE. I missed the fun, and short, classes of middle school. I was in no way prepared for high school, and trying to find who I was in the middle of all the hate and boredom. I got lost......

So, why do I teach? Well, it is a combination of 1, 2, and 3. I always wanted to teach, but it was elementary school. As I got older and really saw where I struggled, I knew I was meant for middle school. I could relate to those middles who loved school, and those that hated school. Those that were excited to learn, and those that were excited for the bell. I could relate to pretty much any emotion about school, because I had all the highs and lows growing up. I set my sights on middle school, and made that childhood dream a reality in 2015. I AM a 7th and 8th grade science teacher.  My classes are tough, and chaotic, but above all this we have fun. I want my student's to know to keep going when the load is tough, and always find the fun in everything. I know I am where I was meant to be. It was a tough road to get here, but that's for another post.

 For now, I love my job and I love my Middles. I love the chaos! 

 Thanks for reading!!  Leave me some feedback, or tell me why you teach. I would love to hear from you! 

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