Monday, October 26, 2015

Journal 9 -Carli

The documentary “The Hobart Shakespearians” was a very moving video. While watching this it got me thinking about when I become a teacher. The teacher of the class is Rafe Esquith and he does an absolutely amazing job with the kids I his class. He is all about teaching them but also making a change in them. I says in the video “I want the kids to feel American”. I think that with the kids that he has this is a very good goal to have because they are all new to the U.S.  And need to understand what the American traditions and customs are. With everything he did for these kids it really made me think about what kind of teacher I want to be. My goal is to be the like the teacher that Esquith is. I want to change kids’ lives and make them feel like they can do anything they want if they just believe they can.

My experience in elementary I don’t remember to be like what these kids had. I don’t remember a teacher that cared so much about how we did in school and in our lives. I Still received a good education and help with things I didn’t understand. From this film I have learned that setting goals and expectations is a very important part of life. IF you don’t set goals then when you accomplish something it is not as rewarding. A goal I have for the next year is to use the opportunities given to me through school so that I can better myself and become a teacher like Esquith is.


  1. That would be really cool if you became a teacher like him. You'd be able to affect so many younger kids lives. I wish I had a teacher that would work four jobs so I would of been able to go on a field trip to learn. That really tells you what kind of man he is.

  2. I am so happy you want to be a teacher like him. We definitely need more like him. I wish he was my sons teacher when he was in 5th grade.

  3. I think that becoming a teacher like Mr. Esguith would be a very good goal as a teacher. I think that kids need more of a positive influence at a young age to help them mature into young adults.

  4. That is amazing that you want to be a teacher. And after watching this video it probably gave you some ideas on how to be an amazing teacher, and how to make an impact on these kids lives. I also didn't have the best time in elementary. My teachers also didn't seem to care as much as Rafe, this is why I am so happy that there are still great teachers in the world.


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