David Glover, English Teacher, Monticello High School
What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
Time management and learning how to prioritize. Finding enough time during the day to complete every to do list/agenda item is a constant battle.
What’s the most common misconception about your job?
That the majority of my day is spent delivering content. Teaching involves dozens of jobs. My role can change from minute to minute each day.
Where do you see the teaching field in 5 years?
Digital resources will replace textbooks and social media will continue to break down the barriers of traditional classroom walls. I imagine scenarios where teachers will be able to provide virtual tours for their students using VR headsets and the majority of all K-12 students will have access to inexpensive connected devices. We’re living in a truly amazing time.
What outside experience prepared you best to become a teacher?
When I’m not teaching English, T.V. Production, and Digital Music, I’m at home writing lyrics, working on my videography portfolio, and recording music in a home studio. I teach what I love. I think that is vital for any educator.