Becoming an educator has always been a dream of mine since I was little. I always wanted a career that worked with kids of all ages. I love how being an educator you never know what grade you will be teaching and each day is always a new adventure. As an educator, every day you strive to conquer new obstacles from the students you have in your classroom. You as the teacher get to always think of new ways to teach the students so they are able to learn in a way that’s best for them. No student learns the same way, so being able to alter your lessons to allow everyone to learn the concept is one of the biggest obstacles for a teacher.
I am in the Indigenous Education program because I feel the schools around me are lacking teaching the content and pedagogies within the schools. I want the students to be able to learn in a way that is best for them and feels the most comfortable. I plan on striving to teach with a more holistic approach which includes: hands-on learning activities, experiential learning, and land-based learning. I want to get the students away from always sitting at their desks and having to do worksheets. I want the students to learn in a fun and engaging way.
The greatest thing about being an educator is being able to watch the students grow and succeed throughout the year. Being the educator you are the one teaching the students but it is incredible how much you learn from the students as well. I want to be an educator so I can create a classroom that students feel is a safe place to go and learn in. In my past experiences as a student, the teachers I learned the most from were the ones that I felt comfortable around and that I looked up to. I want to be the educator that the students look up to as being their role model and have them look forward to attending and learning from the classes I teach.