She tells SC Future Minds how wonderful it is when her students engage in a discussion about history that makes it come alive in the classroom.
To anyone considering entering the teaching profession, Leslie says, “Go for it! Yes, it is hard, but it is a good kind of hard. If you look at the problems facing teachers as puzzles to be solved, then it can be an incredibly satisfying career choice. Know that there will be a learning curve and that the longer you stick with it, the better it will get.”
Recently, when Leslie was Christmas shopping, she ran into a former student. “Her excitement to see me and my excitement to see her made my whole day,” Leslie told SCFM. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with all of us, Ms. Martin—and congratulations!