Thisis a story about following your own aspirations and believing in yourself despite cultural pressures.
I'd like my students to see me as a person and not just a teacher. I hope that this story can help bridge that gap. Furthermore, my hope is that if any of my students are struggling with similar pressures, whether external or internal, that my story may help them in some way.
This story could be used as a prompt for a discussion regarding cultural influences and parental pressures on young people. Another possibility, would be to examine how a brand, new teacher feels when s/he meets the students for the first time.