Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Me, A Teacher?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
As part of my job, I conduct several trainings a year... whether it be teaching faculty members how to use the new online grading feature, conducting a focus group for a new scheduling application, or showing new administrative assistants the tools available to them with our student information system. I love offering these training sessions. When I feel comfortable with the material, I really enjoy presenting. On Friday, I conducted a session at an orientation for concurrent enrollment instructors - instructors who teach college-level classes at high school for which students can earn college credit. When I was finished, they all clapped for me and told me what a good job I had done. After the presentation, one man who has been teaching for over thirty years came up to me and said, "You missed your call." He told me I missed my call in life - I should have been in education, that I would make a great teacher. That man made my day :-) The funny thing is, I was never one of those girls who dreamed of being a school teacher. The idea never sounded interesting to me. Since I started working at Boise State, however, and have realized how much I do enjoy presenting and teaching classes, I've actually pondered teaching some basic business classes at a college level. Maybe they'll need help once the planned community college opens... Guess we'll see where life takes me!


Lisa O said...

Good job Kim. I'm sure it's nice to receive a little praise for a job well done. You are so personable and easy to communicate with. That's why you make a great friend too!

Corinne said...

How cool! I have always thought that you were a great presenter! You should retitle your blog "The Life of Amazing Kim".

TJ and Mandi said...

Cool - it is fun to teach people new things :)