My Happy Place is in The Classroom

My Happy Place is in The Classroom

Don't all education majors feel this way?


Recently, I've been missing people and I've realized how attached I've become to certain people in my life. It's a good thing to me because it shows that you care about them, and that you can't want to picture your life without them. A lot of the people I am missing right now are from college, and ask me 6 months ago if I ever thought that would happen and I would immediately think no.

That just shows how impactful the past 6 months have been, but when I begin to miss people too much and I become sad, or I become sad in general, I think about my happy place. I think about the place that no matter what I feel my best in, and I feel like I can take on the world. It's my refresh button, and the crazy thing about my happy place is that it tends to be where most people dread to go too.

My happy place is a classroom. It always has been, and that's because I feel like I excel the most in a classroom. I am so confident, and I feel like I thrive when I am in a classroom.

If I don't have a smile going into a classroom, I will most likely have a smile leaving a classroom. All because I feel my best in the classroom, and I find the classroom in a classroom to be fun and invigorating. On some of my worst days, I would go to class and I would receive a second wind from some of my teachers in high school.

I am someone that loves to learn, ask questions, be challenged, and to explore topics I wouldn't think to explore in my free time. That's what happens in a classroom, you can get challenged, ask questions, learn, and explore topics that only a teacher/professor might bring up. It's one of the biggest reasons why I make sure I attend all (most) of my classes in college because even in a huge lecture hall, I can have this experience.

It's also the biggest reason as to why I want to be a teacher. I feel my best in a classroom, and I feel best when I am helping people. Whether it'd be on a problem, or on their personal journey into becoming their best selves.

Being in a classroom gives me this energy and this hope that the world can change, and that I could be a part of that change.

It gives me a hope for a brighter future, and I know that it's possible. I do my best work in a classroom.

My happy place is definitely unique, but whenever I think back to my favorite moments in high school, they all happened in a classroom. Whether it'd be before school or I made a fool of myself in class for a demonstration. There was laughter and pure happiness in these moments, and when I become a teacher someday, I hope that I can create these moments again and possibly make the classroom for someone else.

The classroom is a really cool place that we should all love because so many amazing moments can happen, if you just put yourself out there and just go for it.

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8 Things You Should Never Say To An Education Major

"Is your homework just a bunch of coloring?"

Yes, I'm an Education major, and yes, I love it. Your opinion of the field won't change my mind about my future. If you ever happen to come across an Education major, make sure you steer clear of saying these things, or they might hold you in from recess.

1. "Is your homework just a bunch of coloring?"

Um, no, it's not. We write countless lesson plans and units, match standards and objectives, organize activities, differentiate for our students, study educational theories and principles, and write an insane amount of papers on top of all of that. Sometimes we do get to color though and I won't complain about that.

2. "Your major is so easy."

See above. Also, does anyone else pay tuition to have a full-time job during their last semester of college?

3. "It's not fair that you get summers off."

Are you jealous? Honestly though, we won't really get summers off. We'll probably have to find a second job during the summer, we'll need to keep planning, prepping our classroom, and organizing to get ready for the new school year.

4. “That's a good starter job."

Are you serious..? I'm not in this temporarily. This is my career choice and I intend to stick with it and make a difference.

5. “That must be a lot of fun."

Yes, it definitely is fun, but it's also a lot of hard work. We don't play games all day.

6. “Those who can't, teach."

Just ugh. Where would you be without your teachers who taught you everything you know?

7. “So, you're basically a babysitter."

I don't just monitor students, I teach them.

8. “You won't make a lot of money."

Ah yes, I'm well aware, thanks for reminding me. Teachers don't teach because of the salary, they teach because they enjoy working with students and making a positive impact in their lives.

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7 Reasons Why Being An Education Major Is The Best Decision You Can Make In College

Everyone has pride in their major, but us education majors are ones to beat.


Before and throughout college, I changed my major roughly five times. It was such a tough decision for me, but I finally landed on the perfect one for me and that was education. Here are the reasons why being an education major is hands down the best:

1. We get to help others 

A huge reason I stepped into this degree was because I knew I would get to make a difference - small or large.

2. We play a big part in how the future will look like 

Did you ever think about that? Teachers get to help shape the kids of the future by how the classroom is run.

3. Studying education makes you appreciate education 

I have always loved school, but not as much as I do now. I have found a strong passion for education and the value it holds.

4. We get to be role models 

Some of those kids who walk through the door won't have anyone at home rooting for them, or they will, but your encouragement and push will help drive them to succeed.

5. We get to create a fun and effective learning environment 

I have learned what I do and do not want my classroom environment to be just through the teachers that I have had.

6. No one can do my job without the teaching license 

This for me has created job security knowing that no one can take my job without also having gone through the education, student teaching, and testing that I have.

7. Teachers will ALWAYS be needed 

Education will never go away, so neither will we as teachers.

I am honored, to say the least, to be able to be a teacher one day. It is something that I cherish and will work my hardest at being one of the greats.

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