Quote: ” Chris cut that sh*t out and listen to what I have to say.”
The person who told me that he was one of the best teachers I had in high school was Mr. Maha. I had him for two years for science and for robotics he was someone who was not afraid to say things that needed to be said. He pulled me into his office one be and told me that I had to stop the sh*t that I was doing and think about what I wanted to do after I graduated from school. I wasn’t a bad student; I mostly got C to B grades, but I never paid attention in class. I never thought of what I was going to do after I graduated, and his words hit me hard and made me think of what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I was going to go to college, but I didn’t know for what I spent several days on that what was I going to college.
His words hit me in a way that no other teacher’s words have before, honestly. I think the reason for his words hitting me that hard was because he was the only teacher that would say things in a way that gut the attention of students, mainly because he wouldn’t beat around the bush when it came to something like this. After a day or two, I started to ask for my family and friends’ opinions on college and what I wanted to do. Just listening to their views, I began to get a better picture of college and what I may want to do when I went, but I still didn’t know what to do, so I want to see Mr. Maha for his view and to see what direction I should go down. When I asked him, he just laughed at the question then asked me if I enjoyed working in the robotics class. I told him yes and then he said, there you go, follow down that path or something similar. I looked into what he said and found the major of computer science that looks like fun to learn and do. When I finally determined that was going to be my major in college, I told him, and he informed me that the major that it was going to be in was a hard and complicated one. That only made me more determined to go for, this teacher helped me figure out want I wanted to do and get inspired to do it. I still keep in touch with him because I know if I ask him something, he will tell me the cold hard truth.