To teach is to learn #AprilBlogADay #WhyITeach

Learning and Identifying lunar features.
Learning and Identifying lunar features.

It’s probably no surprise, but I love learning. Learning new things, discovering new ideas, developing new skills – it’s all so incredibly amazing to me. My brain needs to constantly learn.

I also love to share what I have learned. To pass on the excitement. To show that the process of learning isn’t boring but engaging and incredible. There is joy in the struggle of knowledge acquisition. I love the struggle.

I want people to fall in love with science. The beauty, the order, the chaos. The theory, the practice, the known, and the unknown. The rules and the exceptions. I want to understand the universe.

I want to make a difference. I want to have an impact. Sometimes, I want to be remembered.

I want the world to know that “kids these days” are awesome. Our students do amazing things. They have incredible ideas. They are accomplishing things as teenagers that many of us have never even tried as adults. They are filled with hope.  The future is bright, and I fully expect them to change the world.

I want to change education. I want to make it better. I want to show that there are many ways to learn and that the traditional classroom can be turned on its head by just one teacher. Just imagine what we can accomplish as a group!

I want to have fun. I want to laugh. I want to be challenged. I want to grow. I want to learn. I want to explore. I want to touch lives. I want to leave the world a better place.

And that is why I teach.