Just saw someone from my college post a series of tweets about how mad she was about how, essentially, she hates that she has attended a liberal arts college and that she doesn’t understand why she had to take courses other than education courses. I’m guessing based on her tweets that she’s no longer an education minor—”[She] just wanted to be a teacher!”
That. Grinds. My. Gears.
Now, I know these tweets were representative of a huge moment of frustration on her part, but I feel that someone who can say such things also feels them when she is not frustrated. Anyone who is so unwilling to take classes in practically anything and took nothing away from those classes and the liberal arts experience as a whole does not deserve to be a teacher. I don’t expect future teachers (nor anyone else) to love everything they have to take while in college. But if you’re going to sh— on the entirety of your education like that, then you SHOULD NOT be a teacher. Students deserve better than you.
I don’t know under exactly what circumstances this girl’s grades and coursework did not work out such that she cannot become a teacher. But sadly, she’s a terrific example of why my college does not offer an education major, and why they require students wishing to teach to pursue one major in addition to our education minor. Yes, teachers offer their students so much more than academics (and I am so, so grateful for that), but if they can’t be good at or at least love at least one stinkin’ subject for crying out loud, then why teach? If a teacher doesn’t even possess a love of learning, how can she expect her students to love learning or learn to love learning?
Definitely having a better day than yesterday (am hoping all the best for that poor little corgi, who, now returned to the breeder, has been rechristened “Squeaker”). Went to Barnes and Noble with my brother for Batman Day, where I got the Batman Frappuccino (Java Chip with caramel and mocha syrups on top), brother got a free Batman comic, and we picked up a couple of Wes Andersen DVDs on sale.
Then we went to The Comic Book Shop in Wilmington, where neither of us had been before, and although we didn’t score any other Batman freebies, I picked up a copy of Craig Thompson’s graphic novel Good-Bye Chunky Rice (because why not support your local comic book store by buying one of Craig Thompson’s books?) I also picked up a flyer for SPX in Bethesda, which I could totally go to and totally want to go to—Lynda Barry’s going to be there.
And I think tomorrow’s going to be even better! My HS bestie and I are going to Longwood for the afternoon!
In transit: new dog