Last December, SBTA member and godfather of Saskatchewan Business Education, Dr. Cyril Kesten wrote an interesting article for the MBEA (Massachusetts Business Educators Association) blog. The article considers what makes someone want to a be Business Educator. Take some time to read the article and then maybe give Dr. Kesten a thank you for all he has done for Saskatchewan Business Education!
What makes someone want to be a Business Educator?
12/16/2016 Guest Blogger Cyril Kesten
Why do we Teach? How did we get here? What makes someone want to be a Business Educator?
I regularly teach the first year introduction to education course in our teacher education program. The students come from all disciplines and programs. They include prospective early childhood teachers, elementary school teachers, middle year teachers, arts educators, French immersion teachers and high school teachers from all the high school disciplines (except Business Education but that’s another story for another day!).
The majority of these students graduated from high school the previous spring and are experiencing their first year of post secondary education. All of them have applied to and been accepted into one of our teacher education programs. Given my own circuitous route to teaching I have always been interested in what motivates a young person, or any teacher, to come to this profession. But beyond that I wonder, as teachers and particularly as business educators what we owe our students at the high school level? What should we be doing for them?