What subject do you teach? Middle School Science
What do you like most about teaching? I love how each year I’m able to teach scholars a subject I’ve grown to love throughout my 6 years of being a teacher.
What is the most challenging thing about teaching? I taught 5th grade (all subjects first which were Math, Science, Social Studies, & ELA) that was very challenging but I actually loved it. I only had one class and those scholars had grown to be my family as well as their parents! I try to build trust and relationships first with my scholars so that they’re able to open up to me at any given time.
How do you feel about having to teach remotely from home versus being in the classroom? Right now with this pandemic going on, it started off as a bit of a struggle, for not only us teachers but for the scholars and parents as well. But now since I have been doing this for going on two months it is getting better, however it’s not the same as having your scholars in the classroom face to face and being able to touch them, hug them, and have face-to-face conversations. Speaking to them and teaching them over a computer screen or telephone is not the same feeling, I hate to say it. I do miss my scholars and I know every day they state that they miss me, but I know one day we will be back in our classrooms.
What advice would you give to an aspiring teacher? Advice I will give an inspiring teacher will be to don’t give up, it will be a challenge in the beginning but once your first year is over, you will grow to love what you do. We are educators, we are mothers, we are actors, we are here to teach, to lead, & to inspire!
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I'm an East Carolina University alumna. I have experience in journalism, law, radio broadcasting, television production and teaching. My goal is to make a difference in the world through media and motivational speaking.