Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses


Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Although Mr. Michael Blum has been teaching Spanish at Armijo for 11 years, he held many jobs before he became an Armijo Indian. “I have washed dishes, shoveled snow, babysat, translated immigrant adoption papers, and did fundraising for Democrats,” he said. He also spent ten years involved in radio broadcasting.

When he looked back on his jobs, he considered how they contributed to his present career. “My routine for ideal jobs was: first, did my work improve the surroundings of all? And, second, did it enhance my talents? Teaching fulfills those criteria.” This explains why he has spent so many years in the career.

He would encourage students who are interested in teaching to pursue the career. “Be sure to know yourself, and your talents,” he said. “Make sure your intrinsic values are met with teaching.  Be prepared to work hard, sleep little, and enjoy improving the outlook of your students’ lives.”

Mr. Blum knows a lot about teaching because he knows a lot about education, through personal experience. “Perkiomen Prep in Pennsylvania was my last high school,” he said. That was followed by college at Edinboro University, University of South Alabama, Brandman University, and The University of Salamanca.

If he could make one change to Armijo, it would be in the staffing. He said that it would be great if there could be additional monitors so that there would be fewer students sneaking around. He also believes that the increased security of additional monitors would create “a growing positive vibe from students.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • People

    Sibling Spotlight: Sofia & Diego

  • Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses

    People

    Far from Home- A Change of Venue

  • Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses

    People

    Emmanuel Sandoval at Work

  • Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses

    People

    Kehaulani Patenio at Work

  • Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses

    People

    Want to Win a Movie Ticket?

  • Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses

    People

    Mystery Person

  • Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses

    People

    All in a Name- A Promise for You

  • Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses

    People

    Teacher Feature: Ms Wilson

  • Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses

    People

    Time is Precious and so is Volunteering

  • Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses

    People

    Far from Home: Safe at home

Teacher Feature: Spanish for the Masses