Melissa Haines Teacher 847-395-9257 firstname.lastname@example.org Notes What ‘Ignite passion and discovery in every student’ Means to Me School is no longer about sitting down, opening a text book, being lectured at while taking notes, etc. The needs and learning styles of students are constantly changing, and education is changing with them. As educators, our jobs are now to help students take charge of their own educational needs and wants. A Teachable Moment My High School German teacher inspired me to get into education. Actually, I kind of always knew I was meant to teach, as I sat my little brother down in front of my chalkboard easel and made him pay attention as I discussed the alphabet, math, or whatever else I had done in school that day. Frau Nielsen made me realize German was "my thing". Living in Germany and Student Teaching confirmed what I already knew- I was meant to teach German.