I will become an adjunct journalism professor at Seminole State College where I will finally be able to give back to the profession that has given me so much.
Teaching, for me, will not only be about helping my students, who are freshman and sophomores, nurture their passion for journalism but it will also be about me getting more from my life. I’ve always wanted to teach, ever since I gave a lecture at the University of South Florida in front of my former undergraduate journalism class about the importance of following your passion, and my professor told me I was “a natural in front of the students.” That’s one of the reasons why I pursued a master’s degree, so I could go into teaching.
Lately, I’ve realized that it’s not only about teaching journalism to others; it’s also about teaching myself more than I already know. I’m hoping, too, and I will revisit this topic tomorrow after my first day standing in front of the students, that I will become fulfilled as a journalism teacher.
“You teach best what you most need to learn.” — Richard David Bach