A few months ago I got a very interesting offer that not many students get: I was asked to teach a class. I was in the Career Center office with some other students talking to the Adult Learning Coordinator, Betsy Gentile. At the end of the conversation she asked if any us were good with technology. Both of the other students immediately pointed at me. Being relatively knowledgeable about technology, I often get asked for help, so I assumed she would have a quick question or issue for me to try to solve. But when she asked, “how would you like to teach an adult technology course?” I was completely surprised.
To my own surprise, I quickly agreed. Later that day, it dawned on me that I had no idea how to teach a class. I started asking some of my Career Center teachers for advice. After getting some pointers and meeting with Ms. Gentile, I had a rough outline of what I would be teaching.
I’ve always been interested in technology. I love to ‘talk tech’ with others and share my knowledge. It’s why I often end up becoming the resident techie. I’ve always secretly enjoyed this and now it’ll be fun to educate ‘students’ of my own. I’ve had many incredible experiences through the Windham Regional Career Center and this one is certainly going to memorable.
As a student, and a son of a teacher, I’ve always been around educators and it will be very interesting to see what it’s like to be on the other side of the desk. I’m kind of nervous about it. To be honest, I don’t know what the experience will be like, but I’m incredibly excited to find out. Stay tuned.