On today’s show, I have James Hinkle who is a Middle School Spanish Teacher located in Superior, Colorado.
James and I talk about how and why he changed his initial career path into international business to becoming a teacher, the most difficult and rewarding parts about working in education, advice for anyone who wants to become a teacher and so much more!
Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!
James Hinkle | Middle School Spanish Teacher
In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
- What drove James to decide to teach middle school Spanish.
- The most rewarding and difficult parts about being a teacher.
- The one thing he would change about the education system in the U.S.
- One thing he wants people to know about what it’s like to work as a middle school teacher.
- Advice he’d give to someone who wants to become a middle school teacher.
Key takeaways from this episode:
“I thought I’d teach for a couple of years in a rural school and then I’d go back to do an MBA but I ended up really loving teaching.” – James Hinkle“Middle schoolers are so energetic and kids are still excited to learn at that age.” - James Hinkle Click To Tweet “It's crazy how much kids are addicted to being plugged in 24/7.” - James Hinkle Click To Tweet
“One of the biggest challenges is society puts so much pressure on outcomes of teachers.” – James Hinkle“You have to get into the profession because you love working with kids.” - James Hinkle Click To Tweet
“If you’re not really excited about working with kids, you’re in it for the wrong reason.” – James Hinkle
“It’s hard to not get emotionally invested in the kids you teach.” – James Hinkle“There's an uneven distribution of the quality of education. Every kid in America deserves to have a quality education.” - James Hinkle Click To Tweet
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