How A Kid Who Hated School Became A Teacher

Jun 28, 2021

Here’s how this C student who hated school decided to become a teacher.

If you knew me outside of school in high school, you would have known a very different kid than the one you saw in school. Outside of school I was passionate and full of life and energy, always looking for the next big adventure. But if you knew me in school, so if you were my teacher, you saw a completely different version of me. You saw a kid with very little motivation who did very little to contribute to what was going on in the classroom.

I was that student who just sat there quietly and never raised his hand and did the bare minimum to get by. I hated school, I didn’t like my teachers, and spent most of my childhood dreaming of the day I would no longer have to be there.

And yet I became a teacher, dedicating my professional life to being in classrooms.

Here is how that happened and how discovering purpose is one of the keys to thriving in career and life.

Stay Connected With Trevor's Work

Join thousands of educators who receive weekly articles, videos, and inspiration from Trevor.

SPAM is the worst. I promise to only send you my best stuff and NEVER to share your email.