As I sat here contemplating my answer to the prompt, this message popped on my screen:
Dear proffesor Cindy,
I am so sorry for wasting your time today 😀
I love you so much
So that is my answer: I am here to waste my time helping students.
I am here to waste my time helping students, because there is nothing like wasting my time to help one who stays after class until we figure out the technology. There is nothing like wasting my time explaining the homework for the 17th time because they didn’t understand the assignment sheet, the directions in Canvas, OR the directions I provided in class. There is nothing like wasting my time helping a student rewrite a reflection because “the directions weren’t clear.”
There are many more; but in the end, I am here wasting my time because I love my students so much!