Investing: with unknown returns

Certain jobs, more than others, require a person to invest so much time, effort, emotions, and resources than one normally expects. There is an interesting paradox that arises when someone engages in jobs of service such as many of the health-care related jobs, public safety, clergy, non-profit work, and, finally, teaching. I am not writing…

Feeling inadequate

This is my second post for today, but that is OK…there is much buried inside. This post is another one of my Diaries of a Teacher… One of the biggest challenges for me to overcome now as an educator is feelings of inadequacy. With a personality that wants success in every step (i.e. a perfectionist),…

Entry#2: A Teacher, Father, Friend, Doctor, and Role Model

Well, Father’s Day is coming up soon…It is a somewhat confusing time for me. You see, I lost my father about nine years ago in 2009. If I said that I am completely healed from grieving his loss, I would be lying. If I said that I am still in the trenches about his loss,…

Entry #1: My Students Motivate Me

This is the first entry where I speak about my new experience of being an “adjunct faculty member” in community college. What this title means is that I work part-time as an instructor. I am currently teaching human physiology, which is a really fun but intense subject! This is my first week! I am super…