Taylor J. Mullen

Taylor J. Mullen

I am currently majoring English in Secondary Education. I am starting my career path towards becoming a High School English Teacher and working my way up into becoming a College Professor. I am 20 years old and on my third year of college. 

  • Taylor J. Mullen
    Published about a year ago
    Teacher Shortage

    Teacher Shortage

    I used to think that the teacher shortage was just another issue that people ignored, but after overlooking what has been causing it, I don’t think that we should ignore it anymore. I didn’t realize how bad it was until it affected my own school and many others. Now it’s affecting kids and staff. I can tell everyone right now that the teacher shortage is very REAL, and we need to resolve it. I can guarantee that I am not the only one thinking about the teacher shortage and working conditions. People throughout the world wonder why there is such a drastic shortage involving teaching jobs. However, not many people stop and think about what is causing it or what to do in order to fix it. It could help to understand the causes of why there are such fewer teachers in many schools. School districts are also struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in many subjects. Men and women go to school everyday to learn and get a good education, although how is it possible without any instructions from an educator? So, what can we do? Schools look for teachers who have the time, the tools, and the trust they need to be most effective. So, they deserve to work in an environment that is more respectful and supportive to them in many ways. Sometimes it might be the reason why half of the new teacher population quit after at least five years into teaching. This kind of issue can affect every parent, child, school district, and community. States have responded quickly by developing and applying new motivation and training programs to attract more teachers to this profession. We believe there is an immense amount that we can all do to ensure more individuals see that this is the most critical and rewarding path they can take. Teachers always come and go throughout schools, but in recent years there are some new reasons for this change. There is no doubt that the main reason why schools do not have enough teachers can be that it deals with personal issues on their part. Ultimately, I believe that teachers in our society do not have jobs due to the lack of respect from students, low paying rates, and large classroom sizes that can be too much for a teacher to handle.
  • Taylor J. Mullen
    Published about a year ago
    What It Means to Be Successful... in Life or As an Educator

    What It Means to Be Successful... in Life or As an Educator

    Growing up, we always wondered how life would be as an adult. What career would we have? How would our families turn out? How might we view ourselves as successful people? I know that I have asked myself those questions about a million times. Although, the central issue that stands out to me is what it means to have success in life. Now, people may say that being successful means having the luxury of being rich and famous, having a high paying job, money, a big house, and fancy accessories; yet, people don’t realize that just having these things does not necessarily lead to happiness in life. It means something different to each one of us, and we are all striving for some form of it. For me, success means being able to accomplish my goals in life. It’s about getting the education that I deserve, finding the right career choice that will make me smile every day, having a family who I love and adore, and just being the person I believed I’d be when I grew up. Success is not all about the appearance. It is about the joys of working towards having a well-balanced life and striving for greatness.