I get to spend each day pouring into the lives of young minds, teaching history, and doing something I love. I wake up knowing that I can make a difference. Teaching is more than my job - it’s my passion.
Become a teacher, and make those positive lifelong connections that we desperately need in today’s society! Students who feel valued and respected will be eager to learn and that helps you reach them when instruction gets tough.
You will never know when your real call to be a teacher will be ignited until you decide to give it a start by starting as a novice teacher. You may one day be a Turning Point to your student and to yourself.
Teaching is not always going to be fun or easy. Some days are HARD and long, but every single day is worth the time and energy. Watching children grow and become young adults is definitely life changing.
People often think that a teaching degree from the best educational university is a must to be a successful teacher, and it helps, but it is not a requirement. Loving children despite themselves on their worst days, reaching out to others to help you, and always striving to be the best for yourself and your students are what gives a solid foundation for a successful teaching career. I am six years in and thankful each day for that tornado.
I resolved from that day forward, to do everything I could to make my classroom a place where students feel comfortable asking and answering questions.
Keeping students engaged by learning things that are relevant to them is a huge motivation to continue teaching. No other feeling is more rewarding than seeing and hearing a student excited about learning! As a Media Specialist I also serve in a technology support role to teachers in my school and district. I am motivated to help others because I know supporting ALL teachers can improve education for ALL students!
Ever thought about becoming a teacher? Listen to this story from Leslie Hebert about her journey from being a stay-at-home mom to a substitute teacher to an English teacher at Rankin County School District.
Feel like having a good cry? Need to be reminded what kind of impact teachers have? Check this out! A few first graders at Mannsdale Elementary School, describe their teacher, Ms. Rankins. We surprised her with a video. Grab the tissues!