I've been so incredibly busy I completely forgot this even existed for a while...and now it seems like a place of refuge for my exhausted brain. Last fall I entered into a doctoral program, the terminal degree. As I progress through I find myself learning so much and changing my perceptions of teaching, but I also find myself questioning my place in the teaching world. I listening to others talk and their understanding of education is astounding. BUT (and there's always a but), their use of the jargon drives me nuts. I know the words pedagogy and marginalia, but don't use them and often feel that people that do are trying to show how smart they are. It also makes me feel very inadequate, which may be what they are shooting for, boosting their egos by pushing down others. I love education, I love learning, I look forward to having those 3 letters after my name, but can I shift my thinking enough where I sound and feel like I'm supposed to be a part of this program?
Am I worthy of the program?