Welcome to education. I’m not going to say that you are potential teachers, because many of you will not pursue that as your careers. You are however educators. I once thought that was a buzzword but it means something very specific. You are embarking on a career in education. That might be teaching at the elementary middle or secondary level. It might be working as support staff. It might be working in a post secondary school as faculty or staff. It might be working for an educational support organization or company. What I’m trying to get at is the lessons you learn here will prepare you for not only teaching in a specific grade and subject, but will prepare you for working in the education field. And it is broad.
According to statistics less than half of you will be teaching in five years. And that’s not a bad thing. This is not just job training, this is teaching you how to teach someone else. That skill is more than just “elementary, middle, secondary” and “math, English, science” it’s personal, it’s transformative, and it’s one of the most important things you will ever learn.
So remember, you are educators. No matter what profession or job title you have you will always be an educator and what you learn here will help you in any future path.