My Foray Into Teaching Students Who Might One Day Also Teach Students

Chemistry Teacher with Students in Class

I’m facilitating an Examining the Teaching Profession course this year. The prospect of teaching the course is exciting, but it’s my first foray into (1) teaching an elective (formally anyway) and (2) teaching introspectively from that stand point of being a teacher and engaging students who may one day decide to be a teacher as well. Looking ahead into the possibilities of the course, it will be one of the cornerstones to the education pathway in my academy (Public Service and Leadership). In the meantime, the course–instead of being filled with freshmen and sophomores–is composed of mostly seniors and a few juniors. Developing the course has been a bit of a metacognative experience since I am currently reflecting on my own practices and philosophy as a seven year educator.   Continue reading