365 days of writing prompts Jan.8 Teacher’s Pet
All my teachers had a real impact on me for the better. There was one teacher who always made me feel,I am capable of doing better.He was a very good influence on me and my work.
He followed my progress through my masters degree and education degree. He’d write to me and discourage me to teach in an elementary or high school. He thought I’d be better off teaching in a college.
His feeling was I had a very low voice. The kids wouldn’t be able to hear me. I didn’t think my voice was the issue. He thought I was over qualified to teach in an elementary or high school.
When I came to North America,I applied for a teaching job in an elementary school. I was interviewed by the principal of the school. He told me I was overqualified. They needed one with an under graduate degree with some teaching experience. It was then I realized what my Prof. was trying to tell me.
I stuck to my plan. I taught kids in grade four. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I was able to know how kids that age think and feel.
Looking back I know my Prof. wanted me to teach in a college. He was a very good influence and never shied away from telling me what was good for me. I was and still am grateful to him for helping me build my confidence.