Biology 101: A Crash Course

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Biology 101 : A Crash Course
The school bell rings on the first day of school. Your students start to trickle into the class little by little. They see the various microscopes and dissecting equipment, and their eyes go wide. Biology is a very fun and interactive subject for students, which makes it all the more exciting to be able to teach it. Ever since I took sophomore biology in high school I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. My teacher just always seemed like he was having as much fun as us. That’s what made me want to become a biology teacher, so I interviewed some people who are currently in the field to get some perspective on it. The reason for this is because a lot of people kind of just brush off the subject of high school biology, but for me it was one of the best classes I ever had the pleasure of attending. It’s what opened the door for my interest in the sciences; I just had so much fun learning about why all the things in the world existed and did what they did. I found that being a biology teacher is a very rewarding career choice because not only do you get to work with students, but you also get to work with your favorite subject every day.

Every day as a biology teacher can be a new and fulfilling experience. It is also a very important part of how you will learn to adapt to the social environment you will be put into. The first thing you’ll probably do is prepare for the day’s labs. “This includes sterilizing materials, if necessary and putting out any other supplies that are needed” (Zermeno). You’ll also be working with students, so you have to be patient and have good communication skills. Another great thing about working in school is “there is no heavy lifting, unless you bring it upon yourself” (Dinnell). Apparently you get to set your own ambience of how you want your class, and students, to feel. This will ultimately affect how every day turns out. As you can see this career allows you to work closely with students, so...
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