I read a post about science writing by someone who didn’t think she’d ever go there. It resonated with me, because here I am, a German lit major, teaching science. It’s been a fascinating opportunity to expand my horizon.
After raising three kids, while
putting in enough time as a mail carrier to collect a pension, I dusted off my
education degree, and became an after-school science instructor. I’ve learned a
lot. This past winter we’ve connected phone
systems, interacted with robots, applied Newton’s three laws of motion, studied
fish, investigated power sources, and more. Last year, we focused on outer space. It’s always interesting.
It's only an hour day and sure makes me appreciate the teachers who crowd-control, educate, and
nurture day in and day out. And, did I say I’m learning stuff?