The Life Of An Education Major As Told By Jessica Day
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The Life Of An Education Major As Told By Jessica Day

Because there is not a TV teacher we love more than the spunky and sassy Jess Day.

The Life Of An Education Major As Told By Jessica Day

Chances are if you're an education major and future teacher, it is a widely known fact that they are often bubbly, eccentric and have a tendency to be semi-covered in glitter and craft glue with an entire Staples store present in their handbag. Between the constant lesson planning, paper-writing and strenuous yet enjoyable field experiences, your major seems quite unique from your friends' majors. There are many exhausting components of studying education, but there are far more incredibly rewarding milestones. And who could be better to explain the life of an education major than everyone's favorite spunky TV teacher, Jessica Day?

1. You frequently carry boxes of supplies around campus for field experiences or learning centers.

Which can definitely get tiring, because hey, enough materials for 20 kids to make a solar system can get heavy. And the amount of odd looks you get lugging around a box of "toys" in front of the Law and Business schools can get old real quick.

2. You want to be a "cool" teacher, and occasionally give students educational movie days to win their approval.

But only when they have been working hard and deserve it (or you need a mental break for a period).

3. You have a tendency to let your inner child show frequently, which sometimes leads to not being taken seriously.

Early Education majors can most likely emphasize here the most, you cannot help but talk in rhymes and make comparisons to Disney movies 24/7.

4. You spend so much time with young kids, you start saying gibberish words or picking up their slang.

Which is worse: adopting unintelligible words with the really young students, or finding yourself saying "dab on 'em" because your 6th graders say it all the time?

5. That awesome moment when you finally have time to eat after a long day of field and attending your college classes

Vending machines are a blessing, but they can only help you survive for so long.

6. Your feelings when you have to write a million lesson plans

Stay strong, you got this.

7. You have learned to be an advocate for all students, and you are extremely passionate and outspoken about a lot of social justice issues.

Social justice rants are kind of our thing.

8. You always have long research papers, field reports, portfolios, finals, etc. due, which typically take quite the toll on you.

9. You think about how you will be a guide for students in life, not just for academics.

Even on the most awkward subjects (e.g., sex ed)

10. By the time the weekend arrives, sometimes you're too exhausted to enjoy it.

Sleep sounds more appealing than a night out.

11. You would do anything for your students...

...and nothing is more rewarding than seeing them shine.

12. You have been called quirky, childish and have had your major looked down upon...

13. ...But you are proud to be a future teacher, you know you will make a difference, and you wouldn't change a thing about your crazy Education major life.

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