My son, Luke, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado this morning with a history degree and teacher licensure. Attending and graduating from college is a big deal at our house. My life goal is for all four of my children to earn at least a Bachelor's degree and I'm halfway there as of today.
I started early talking to my children about attending college. None of them have considered not going to college, even the son who is still in the U.S. Marine Corps and will enter college when his enlistment is complete. When Luke graduated from Jefferson Academy Senior High he had 22 college credits. He spent three and a half years at UNC.
I'm very fortunate to have a son who will teach high school history. His fiance graduated with the same degree today. In the fall my daughter will attend UNC for the same degree. You could say history is a big thing in our family! Luke chose to study history after having an awesome middle school teacher, Mr. Eric Thimsen, at Jefferson Academy.
Luke is really good at the strategy game Axis and Allies. Luke used the strategy behind Axis and Allies for a lesson when he was student teaching this semester. The students had to figure out how to move various commodities around the Roman Empire in order to meet demand.
Luke will be a very good teacher because he will hold high expectations for his students and he enjoys getting to know them as individuals. Hopefully, his first job will be in a charter school!