“There are three kinds of people in this world, those on the train, those watching the train go by and those saying ‘what train?’” –Greg McLean
My name is Randi Klassen and I currently studying Education and Chemistry at the University of Regina. I am in Education for two specific reasons, I was inspired and I wish to inspire. My Band director in High School is my biggest inspiration. Through something as simple as music I discovered a lot about life, people and myself. Mr.McLean had four bachelor degrees, two masters and one doctorate degree. He loves music more then I can imagine but he has passion for his students. In fact, his retirement party had over six thousand former students attend. I learned there is a big difference between loving something and having passion for it. I am ecstatic about music but I have true passion for people. I always thought that I would end up in a career in music but when I found chemistry I couldn’t leave the subject alone. There is something exciting to me about knowing and understanding the small and complicated details of everything that exists around me, from the air I breath to the reaction of food in my stomach. Mr. McLean has always been someone I looked up. I hope that I become as great of a teacher as he was. He taught me so much about life and true happiness, not even happiness, but joy. He always said “happiness is temporary; joy exists even in the sadness.” I want to inspire my students as Mr.McLean inspired me, and show them that joy comes from having passion for something or someone.
I think I am on that train.