Hi, my name is Julie. I work as a Science teacher for the public school system. I love my job and I love the kids I work with. I believe in the value of letting my wards learn through discovery by themselves. My job is just to facilitate and not dictate, because children learn more and much better on a collaborative level but not with a dictatorial manner. I believe my greatest fulfillment will be seeing these kids someday with established careers in their chosen paths.
For now, I just enjoy teaching them about volcanoes, plants and animals and a whole lot of wonderful things. Who knows which of them will become a Doctor someday and circle around to me saying they learned from me and I somehow inspired them in a way to focus on Science. But enough dreaming for now, because I wouldn’t want to bore you this early in the day.
I am pretty excited about this blog that I have started. It’s going to be a means for me to share my passion for books, specifically reading them. I shall be writing 2 to 3 posts about my favorite books and then go on to write more posts about optics and everything a child would be interested in when they want to work in a laboratory setting someday.
I know it is going to be a fun journey, because the Science of optics always is. From binoculars to telescopes to microscopes, there is so much to learn about optics. Pardon me if the Science teacher in me starts to kick in at this point. You see, I want this blog to integrate my passion for my job as a Science teacher, as well as the passion I have for books when I am not caught up in the demands in my job.
They say when you love your job, you will never have to work a day in your life. Well, I am that. I love my job not only for the way it puts food on the table and helps me pay back my student loans, but most especially for the way I am able to buy books I love with the money I earn. I believe I have already progressed from the mushy love stories of yesteryear to the contemporary mainstream books of today.
I would dearly appreciate it if we could use this blog as a means to share our genuine passion for books and reading. I do not favor any particular genre here, just as long as I don’t fall asleep and I manage to go way past the first page. Let’s use this blog as a way to share what we love about reading. Tell me what will keep you reading a book and perhaps we can find a common ground there. Don’t hold back on the reviews okay?