Teaching matters

Originally published in The Post and Courier – October 16, 2019

No matter where we are or where we come from, we all have the capacity to help someone else.

As a health science teacher, my mission is to educate the next generation. So when an opportunity came up to travel to Micronesia and train nurses, I jumped at the chance.

Traveling there made me realize how similar the learning process is around the world.

I realized the nurses I trained in Micronesia aren’t too different from my students at Cyber Academy of South Carolina.

In the beginning, they were nervous about learning new material and intimidated to ask questions. As the class went along, they slowly became more open and engaged more in the lessons.

Another quality they both share is an eagerness to learn and soak up the skills they need to succeed. The two classrooms are on opposite sides of the world, but the students are the same.

I believe it’s important for teachers to realize the important role they play.

As educators, our goal is to support and prepare students so they can have fulfilling futures, no matter where they are or where they come from.

I hope all teachers keep this in mind as we move through the rest of the school year.

KATRINA HAYNES

Blue Ridge Terrace, West Columbia

To learn more about Cyber Academy of South Carolina, visit https://casc.k12.com/.

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