Every day is a different day. Some days I wake up inspired and enthused and I absolutely cannot wait to be a science teacher. Other days, I wake up nervous and scared and on occasion think, “what did I get myself into?!”
I got myself into a whole heap of wonder. We contemplated the impact of “wonder” briefly during class on Tuesday, and that’s when I realized that I want to not only teach my students about science, but I also want them to know that wonder is valuable.
I hope to change science education by breaking down the wall that exists around science brick by brick. When I entered undergraduate, I had in my mind that I wanted to double-major in biology and English. I loved both subjects, but I couldn’t accept that they were that different from each other. I want to be able to dive deeper than being interdisciplinary across the sciences and challenge my students and myself to bring other subjects into my classroom.
Overall, I want science to be accessible to everyone. Science happens to everyone, and thus everyone should be able to do science and learn science in a way that is applicable to their lives.
As for tomorrow, I think I’m going to wake up ready to change the world.