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Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Mar 27 2012

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
-Albert Einstein

I saw this quote during spring break and I have been conscious of its meaning to me the last few days.

When I think of this quote, I definitely see Pre-K. These kiddos don’t know who they will be in twenty years. They don’t know what subject they will like the best. They aren’t sure if they are tactile, visual, or auditory learners. They only know what they are curious about in my classroom. They only know what their favorite center is. They only know if they are writing their name or if they aren’t writing their name.

They don’t have a special talent..they are just passionate for learning and have an unending curiosity.

They make me push myself to be more passionate in my learning, more curious in my future, and more aware of my “talents.” I find myself doubting myself alot or questioning my abilities, but when I talk about my classroom to others, I feel the passion and the drive.

Those 20 kiddos do something to me that I can’t really explain. Yes, we have our bad days, our good days, our get nothing done days, our break-through moments, our temper tantrums, and frustrating moments, BUT I love seeing their little faces, I miss them when they are gone too long, I talk about them to anyone who will listen, and I can’t stand that I am running out of time with them.

Readers, I challenge you to soak up your kiddos as much as possible, take a dip in their curiosity pool, let them drive your passions, and focus on what’s important because time with them is nearing its end and you don’t want to regret not having done enough or wishing you had done something differently.

2 Responses

  1. Edward Sztukowski

    Hi, my name is Ed and I’m a writer looking to interview a teach for america member about their experiences. I was wondering if you would be interested in a short interview? I can explain more over e-mail if you’re interested.

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