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Personal Narrative: My Face-To-Face Interview At Harlingen High School

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When it comes to learning about history, students aren’t always excited to learn about the past and memorize important dates. When I was in high school, I wasn’t too enthusiastic to learn about our history. It wasn’t until I had my teacher, Ms. Diana Guerra, that showed me just how amazing the past can be. As a student who wants to pursue in education and possibly teach history, I took the opportunity to interview Ms. Guerra at Harlingen High School (HHS) to find out if this is something I would like to continue doing. After having a very exciting face-to-face interview in Ms. Guerra’s classroom I was able to realize that being a high school teacher isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Although it has its ups and downs, a high school teacher …show more content…

She states, “There are some days where everything is going great and no one is giving you trouble, and there are other days where the students are just not motivated to learn and are being extremely difficult.” When she was telling me this the first thing that popped in my head was “so every day is practically a new adventure in this type of environment,” because literally each day there is always something new happening especially when you’re working with high school students. Ms. Guerra continues on explaining how there was a particular year where the students did not want to do the work, and were okay with failing the course. “I spend so much time in each lesson and I do everything I can to make everyone participate, but when my students don’t reciprocate to the enthusiasm I have I start wondering what am I doing wrong? And you must be mentally ready that not every day is going to be a good day in the classroom.” This had me realizing that teachers, put in so much of their time for their students and sometimes are not appreciated and given the credit they deserve. Besides the negative parts that can possibly occur she also explained how there are days where everything is going smoothly and there is so much cooperation and participation going on in class. With that being said I believe that although this career seems easy, teachers need to be mentally and emotionally prepared for each and every day in the

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