Knowing How to Steer Students in the Right Direction
I have to commend Kayley on her post about Lemire’s I’m an English Major—Now What? She made me see something positive in what Lemire was saying! I wasn’t even sure if that was possible! (Ok, I admit, I am exaggerating, Lemire did have a lot of good points, I just didn’t like how he expressed himself all the time). But Kayley made me consider my role as a future teacher. It is important for me to know all that is out there, available, for English majors. Just because I probably won’t go on to grad school, or don’t intend to pursue journalism myself, does not mean I do not need to familiar with them. I never know when one of my students will rely on me to guide them in the right direction. The more I know about the possibilities out there, the better I can help and teach my students! Just because I am majoring in English and education does not mean I can close my eyes and ignore everything else that goes along with the English major. The more I know, the more I can help future English majors makes themselves marketable (thereby doing what Lemire is trying to do for all of his readers).