What do you like least about teaching?

You probably have a lot of questions about what it means to be a teacher. You may be wondering if it’s a right fit for you. Is teaching challenging? The answer is yes. If you were to ask me today, after 3 years of teaching, What do you like least about teaching?, I’d say teachingContinue reading “What do you like least about teaching?”

One Tip for the Uninspired Writer

The greatest lesson I learned about writing was to treat writing as a conversation. Before then, I thought academic writing was formal, an assignment to turn in to teachers and professors. Writing can have personality! Treating writing as a conversation took the weight off my shoulders because I could now approach writing as a conversationContinue reading “One Tip for the Uninspired Writer”

An Unexpected, Meaningful, and Unforgettable Ending

When I found out that one of my students was no longer on my attendance roster, I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it because school is over next week. This student taught me something about endings: endings can become unexpected at any moment. I was not prepared to see him go because I thoughtContinue reading “An Unexpected, Meaningful, and Unforgettable Ending”

If You Could Go Back in Time, Would You Do Something Differently?

If someone were to ask me, Ms. A, if you could go back in time, would you choose to be a teacher again?, I would answer: yes. I can’t tell you that I see myself as a teacher for the long run, but the journey to becoming a teacher and later the journey to becomingContinue reading “If You Could Go Back in Time, Would You Do Something Differently?”

Why I Didn’t Give Up

A Personal Story One of the hardest experiences of my life was the first semester of teaching by myself from January to May of last year.  I say “by myself” because I also taught from September to December of 2017, but my sponsor teacher was always by my side to guide and support me everyContinue reading “Why I Didn’t Give Up”

Does Self-Improvement Ever End?

What habit, fear, or insecurity did you have in the past that you no longer have? Was there something you thought that you weren’t capable of achieving but you did? For me, these past few weeks, I’ve reflecting over my self-growth in my career. During my first year of teaching, I wasn’t stressed one bitContinue reading “Does Self-Improvement Ever End?”

What I’ve Been Up To

Thursday, August 30, 2018 University On Wednesday I attended class at university after a long day at work. I questioned my decision to take the two courses I signed up for because I was already tired by the time the class started. Today, I read a few pages of an assigned chapter, and I don’tContinue reading “What I’ve Been Up To”

My Struggle with Being Disciplined

I was really, really disappointed in my self by yesterday evening. I failed to turn in a handful of assignments on time that were due at 11:59 p.m. The straight-A student in me wanted to keep working till midnight, but I decided not to because I felt like I gave this past week worth ofContinue reading “My Struggle with Being Disciplined”

How I Chose a Master’s Degree

If I had the money I’d probably complete an MFA in creative writing or more specifically poetry. Since I have to be realistic, I chose a degree that I concluded would make me more marketable since I’m not planning to have book published  any time soon because I’m not writing one. I chose a Master’sContinue reading “How I Chose a Master’s Degree”