From Fifth Grade Dreamer to Educator: How TeacherReady Helped Dylan Meinburg Achieve His Teaching Goals Overseas
Since the fifth grade, Dylan Meinburg has dreamed of becoming a teacher. He received his teacher certification overseas and now lives in Thailand with his wife where they have dedicated their lives to mission work. Additionally, he teaches music to middle schoolers in a small, private school in a Bangkok suburb.
Dylan attributes his passion for teaching to his fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Hawkins, who deeply cared for her students and showed him how entertaining learning could be. “Since that class, now 20 years ago, I knew I wanted to teach,” said Dylan. So, when the time came to obtain his professional teaching certification, Dylan decided to try TeacherReady after a coworker recommended the program.
“The program is nothing less than amazing,” Meinburg said. “It’s easy to navigate and is work-at-your-own-pace, even being an overseas student.”
The program not only prepares students inside the classroom but also outside of it. Dylan shared that he learned more in the TeacherReady program than he ever did in his 12 years of classroom experience. “The instructors are super responsive, provide meaningful feedback, and it feels like they are walking right there next to you,” shares Dylan.
Although Dylan did not have a degree in education, he found that the program helped him tremendously, and both education and non-education college graduates alike can succeed with TeacherReady. He is eager to apply the concepts he’s learned with TeacherReady in his classroom.
“I now feel confident seeing a standard, breaking it down into targets, planning for assessments and accommodating and modifying lessons—all new terminology to me. I’m excited to apply the concepts and structure I’ve learned with TeacherReady in my classroom this coming school year. I am confident that my preparation and teaching will improve tremendously thanks to TeacherReady!”