Education became my passion in university. Getting out of my small town, exploring new places and meeting people so different from me, popped my cozy bubble (according to my college roommate). I saw how different everyone’s experience with education was, often at the expense of the student. I love learning about different languages and cultures, and I saw how young minds are shaped and narrowed with hate and fear from an early age. I wanted to change that. I realized the best way to do that was to become a teacher and become an active and reflective member of the communities I lived in.
I am continuing to hone my craft. I want to be the best teacher I can be. Honestly, my path to teaching is not typical. I deliberately chose to delay getting my teaching license, but despite not (yet) formally studying education every choice I made was to reach that goal.
For the last four years I have worked as an assistant language teacher in Japan. I have learned a lot about Japanese public education and how I want to run my own classroom. Soon, I will be moving to Finland to study Education and Globalization and earn my Masters. At end I still won’t have a teaching license and I’m okay with that.