This winter was one of first time i have been placed in the roll of a teacher candidate, i represented SUNY Cortland while observing and assisting in the Clarkstown School District. I spent two weeks there, my first week in the middle school,(Felix Festa Middle School) and my second week was in the high school,(Clarkstown North High School). I actually used to attend the middle school and went to the rival high school.(Clarkstown South High School) While there i witnessed two very different teaching styles and there were pros and cons in both because lets face it, we do not live in a perfect world. No matter what way we look at it there will always be room for improvement, and this should be take as a positive, why would we not want to always better ourselves and stay on top.This experience has really opened my eyes when i express the passion that has grown and is still growing inside of me for my profession.
I believe, that all students have a place in this world, and it is our job as educators to help them find that place.