TP at camp
TP at camp
I am Tom Pantazes and I am concentrating in secondary social studies. My placement is Jamestown High School.

I want to teach because its a way to make a positive difference in the world, it is a job that fits my skills and personality well, and it provides opportunities to share my love of history and government with others. It also provides opportunities to practice and model leadership and civic duty which are both important concepts to me. Most importantly I want to create a classroom where students discover their own capacities and skills in a fun and informative environment while at the same time learning the lessons and cool stories of history or government or any of the other social studies disciplines.

My biggest hope is that my students will see the importance of being life long learners. That they will desire to learn and keep learning as they move through life long after they leave my classroom. My biggest fear about teaching is having students that I will struggle to connect with and who will not see the importance of learning how to learn.