Blog Post 4

I think the learned the most from the article “what I wish my professors had told me”. I took away something from each section. I liked that the article started with know that loving kids is not enough. If I was asked for advice about becoming a teacher I would direct them to this article before answering any of their questions. People need to know the truth about teaching before they embark on a teaching career. You get paid a modest amount of money to be a mom, nurse, custodian, cheerleader and counselor. Teachers should be prepared to wear many hats regardless if you want to or not. Students see teachers more than they see their own families. I was so worried about having  perfect lesson plans, but my mentor teacher dismissed that notion quickly. I’ve seen my mentor teacher not have her lesson plans not all the way completed, but she still had a successful day in class. I think lesson plans is something teachers will be working at for the rest of their career. I think my mentor teacher does a great job of putting students before the content. I think this is wonderful advice.  Teachers have to realize some students isn’t going to love your content as much as you do. And last but not least don’t give up. I believe there will be days where you want to throw in the towel, but remember why you chose to become a teacher in the beginning. I will use these simple principles along with actually caring to create a safe and engaging environment for all students.