Does this mean something?

Something struck me while I was preparing tomorrow's lesson plans for Genetics lab and thinking up wicked questions for next week's quiz for my students.. (well, not really, I'm actually a softie at heart who wants her students to do well, hahaha...). For someone who always professed to having a mild phobia to teaching, I've been doing a lot of teaching in the last 6-7 years or so!

It started with being a nature guide talking to all those strangers about wildlife and conservation, to conducting sessions on how to be a nature guide, and all those courses on Reef Check and whatnot, plus instructing for educational companies like Creative Kids, where I had to teach primary and secondary students, all the way to trainee teachers and full-time teachers! Recently have also been teaching at NUS and here in Wilmington!

I had a 'what are you planning to do with your life after you graduate' talk with my current supervisor recently, and mentioned that I don't really see myself teaching. The strange thing was, as soon as the statement popped out of my mouth, I immediately thought that that wasn't very true.... I wonder...

Comments

Irene Arboleda said…
it happens all the time...you can always tell him down the road...that on second thought (women are known for that)...you do love teaching and might just do that for the next 20 years or so...it can vary to what extent...either you become a hard core academe (plenty of politics there) or just be happy with teaching the way you are doing now. take it from me.
bluebabe said…
well, i think i'm taking baby steps towards teaching. i still love research, but i guess nowadays i don't mind doing a lesson or two. :)
lim said…
i would have love to attend yr class !
Applecow said…
Eee... I have also always been so averse to teaching, but lately I've been wondering if I could actually do this as a profession. Yikes...

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