I am the Octopus!

November 1, 2023 Grand Rapids, MI

You know, educating students is a bit like how octopuses change colors. Now, bear with me, because this might sound a bit peculiar, but stick around—I promise it’ll make sense.

First off, just like how it’s natural for an octopus to change colors, it’s natural for me to educate students. It’s in my DNA, so to speak. Octopuses change colors for various reasons—camouflage, communication, or expressing their mood. Similarly, educating comes naturally to me because, well, I’ve got this inherent passion for it. I’m like an octopus with a vibrant palette, only my colors are a mix of enthusiasm, knowledge, and a touch of humor.

Now, let’s talk about enjoyment. Octopuses actually enjoy changing colors—it’s not just a skill they have; it’s something they take pleasure in. Well, guess what? I enjoy educating. It’s not just a job or a task for me; it’s a source of genuine joy. I get a kick out of seeing those “aha” moments in students when they grasp a concept. It’s like the satisfaction an octopus gets when it perfectly blends into its surroundings. We both find joy in what we do, albeit in different ways.

And here’s the kicker—doing both, changing colors for an octopus and educating for me, is surprisingly easy. Octopuses can change colors in the blink of an eye, adapting effortlessly to their environment. Similarly, I find educating students to be a smooth ride. It’s not a struggle; it’s a natural flow. It’s like riding a bike, or for the octopus, smoothly transitioning from one color to another. It just happens, effortlessly.

Now, let me break it down in simpler terms, high school style.

Picture this: You know how an octopus changes colors, right? Well, imagine if I could change my teaching style as easily as an octopus changes its hues. Crazy, right? But it’s true! It’s like my superpower—educating in a way that keeps things interesting, just like an octopus keeping itself interesting by changing colors.

Now, let’s talk enjoyment. You ever watch those videos of octopuses happily changing colors? It’s like they’re having a blast! Well, I get that same joy from teaching. It’s not just a job; it’s like my favorite video game. Every lesson is a new level, and helping students understand feels like winning the game. So, yeah, I’m basically the octopus of education.

And you won’t believe how easy it is. Octopuses change colors effortlessly, like it’s a walk in the park for them. Well, teaching is my walk in the park. It’s as easy as texting your best friend emojis—it just flows. I guess you could say I’m the texting champion of education, and octopuses are the color-changing champions of the sea.

In a nutshell, educating students and octopuses changing colors might seem worlds apart, but in my world, they’re like long-lost cousins. Both natural, both enjoyable, and both as easy as pie. So, whether you’re an octopus blending into the coral reef or a high school student navigating the sea of knowledge, remember—it’s all about finding your colors and enjoying the ride.