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American Association of Physics Teachers
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Meet MarieI graduated with a physics degree from a small private university in Mexico at the end of a fall semester, which meant I had about eight months before I was to start graduate school at the University of Minnesota. Teaching introductory physics at a local college seemed like an easy and fun job to have for the spring semester, but I quickly found out how unprepared I was and how challenging teaching is! Nobody had taught me how to teach, and though I tried to emulate my favorite professors, it was not easy. However, I greatly enjoyed teaching and the relationships I developed with my students, and I decided to take on the challenge of becoming a better teacher. I find teaching deeply rewarding.
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