A Teacher’s Journey

4. Assistance (Meeting the Mentor)

This is part of a personal narrative series detailing my quest to be a teacher.

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasures you seek.

— Joseph Campbell

Preservice teacher courses were different. Instead of large lecture halls, we sat in small classrooms. Instead of rows upon rows of lecture chairs, we sat in circles of chairs facing our classmates. Instead of passively listening and taking notes, we engaged in lively discussions and listened to anecdotal stories from the field. Instead of ivory tower professors, we had active teacher professors who were still teaching in public classrooms. When I walked into my education courses, I was electric. For the first time in my life, the grade didn’t matter; there were no hoops to jump through. I enjoyed learning and developing my identity as a teacher.

I am a learning experience designer. I’m an intellectual thinker. I push the boundaries of what’s possible. I have lots stories to tell and change to make.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store