Desiree Aviles, student teacher, Linwood Monroe Arts Plus

“Students have taught me how to be more confident in myself. When I taught my first lesson of the school year I was very nervous and doubted myself. I taught the lesson and it ended up going well, but afterwards a student came up to me and said, “Good lesson Ms. Aviles!” That one small comment helped me gain the confidence that I can be a teacher. It’s funny that we adults are usually the ones telling kids “good job” or we are the ones trying to help boost their own confidence when they actually help boost ours. They allow me to act silly, be creative and be comfortable with myself as I am teaching.” - Desiree Aviles, student teacher at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus