Our principal shared with us what questions he would be discussing with us during our individual meetings within the next few weeks. He went through the questions like how are your units & lesson developed, what is the amount of time dedicated to each subject area, and the other standard questions, but then there was one question that stuck out for me.
As a teacher what is 1 thing that you want to be remembered for?
All the other questions I could easily think of the “right” answers, but this one was a definite curve ball. A million different things raced through my head that I wanted my students to remember me for:
- being caring
- challenging them academically
- being loving
- a love for reading & writing
- made learning fun
- positive relationships student
- and more…
I do love this question though because it makes me reflect on myself as a teacher. Why did I want to become a teacher? What kind of teacher do I strive to be? How can I become a better teacher?
Honestly, I still haven’t decided what that one thing is going to be. I’m hoping that it’ll come to me naturally in one way or another. 🙂
What is 1 thing you want to be remembered for as a teacher or person?