Teaching isn’t something that I set out to do. If you had asked me 10 years ago what I wanted to be when I grew up the answer would have been a writer. But, I have learned that being a writer and getting paid to write are two very different things. I am a writer. But, paying writing gigs are hard to come by. This realization coupled with boredom prompted me to return to the life of academia and pursue a Master of Arts in Communication.
Job searching the second time around was even more difficult than the first. How was I supposed to know that we would be in a recession? But, the twists and turns that I have taken in my professional life brought me to teaching. And I like it. The past year I taught Effective Oral Communication at a two-year for profit college. Currently, I am teaching Effective Speaking at a non-profit college. It’s a step up and I’m looking forward to the other opportunities that it may bring.
I also like fashion. (Not with a capital F. High-end fashion just seems too unrealistic.) And clothes. And while I realize that the focus of my day is the content that I am teaching the students, I can’t help but notice them staring at me. Just because I am a teacher doesn’t mean that I have to wear apple appliqued sweaters or dowdy pants.
Follow along as I navigate through being a stylish and effective teacher.