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Teaching (old)

As an author, I envied the immediate feedback that teachers take for granted.

As an author, real time interaction with my audience was been both rare and precious.  As a reader, I understand the power of the written word to move people and to influence their thinking.  But I was rarely offered hard evidence that my writing had that kind of impact.  People told me that I have affected their outlook, but I seldom had the opportunity to see those moments of clarity as they happened.

But as a teacher, I’ve been able to witness those moments, to see my words make an immediate impact on how a student views his/her world.  I have also discovered the joy of helping students to succeed–whatever “success” means for them, in their own life and given their own needs and desires.

I am just getting started on my journey through this new profession, but I am looking forward to the ride.