My daughter has expressed interest in continuing her education after high school. I am very proud of her decision because she could have easily let her disability get in the way of her dreams and goals. I remember in the 8th grade as she was preparing her classes for high school she expressed interest to be a teacher. In her 9th grade IEP (Individualized Education Program), she had to figure out what she wanted to do the remainder of her high school career. After taking, early education classes her freshman year she applied to the Teacher Intern program and was accepted by her teacher. This year she started her Teacher Intern program and so far she is enjoying it. The Teacher Intern program is a special program that allows the high school students the ability to go back to elementary school and work in the class room. “My daughter has been able to work with other students including the deaf and hard of hearing. After high school, she’ll have the option to continue her education to become an elementary teacher with a degree in early childhood education.”
Teachers are special people and it takes a special person to be a teacher. Teachers in my opinion are underpaid servants because they are paid to teach our kids plus deal with all of the icky stuff that comes along with taking care of kids such as, wiping noses, wiping hiney’s, seeing bodily fluids, dealing with multiple children, and all of the discipline issues.
So as your child is thinking about a career choice, I think it is important that children consider teaching. After all teaching will be filled with 21st century gadgets and things that I didn’t have growing up. As technology continues to improve, more classrooms around the United States and other countries will be forced to keep up with the times. Technology has its benefits in the classroom and I hope that it doesn’t take away from the hands on learning experiences that I did growing up.
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What does your child want to be when he or she grows up?