Afua Boahene

Adjunct Professor

Syracuse University

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“I try to teach students to think critically about the world around them.”

MY ROUTE:

The Curved Road

MY WORK LIFE:

Adjunct Professor

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My work allows me to combine the foundation of TEACHING / MENTORING and the interests of EDUCATION and WRITING.


DAY IN AND DAY OUT

A great day in my work would be one in which all my students are engaged, participating actively in class, and asking thoughtful questions of their peers, me, and themselves. What I hope a student would see if they shadowed me was my students taking intellectual risks in the classroom.

SKILLS, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

To teach you must be competent and knowledgeable about your subject matter, patient, flexible, compassionate towards your students, non-judgmental, and trustworthy in your students eyes.

EDUCATION TO GET HERE:

Adjunct Professor

I RECOMMEND COMPLETING:

  • High School
  • Undergraduate - History, General
  • Graduate - Education, General

What I studied RELATES to my work...

MY EDUCATION

  • High School - Jamesville-DeWitt High School
  • Undergraduate - Wells College, History, General
  • Graduate - Syracuse University, Education, General

SOME HELPFUL FIRST STEPS FOR SOMEONE IN COLLEGE

The most important first step is to take classes in the field of education and get some practical experience teaching to see if you would enjoy being in the classroom and so you can determine what age level you want to teach.

HURDLES I OVERCAME

THE “NOISE” FROM MY FAMILY

“People who can't do, teach.”

HOW I OVERCAME THE “NOISE”

I ignored the noise and decided to pursue education because I knew that was my calling.

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