Imagine yourself 25 years from now. You have stayed in the field of early childhood/child development and you are indeed older and wiser. You have decided that it is now time to retire.
Part 1: My Retirement Speech
Write your retirement speech. Include the job(s) you have held in the field, the ways in which your career has represented your philosophy, the professional contribution(s) you made to the field, and any messages you have for the people you have mentored along the way.
Part 2: Remarks from My Colleagues
Write at least five comments that you hope people will say about you at your retirement party, i.e., what you contributed to the field, how you approached your work, the quality of your relationships, the impact you made, what you inspired in others, etc. Be as specific as you can.
Assignment length: 2–3 pages
A student will:
Reflect on a future career in early childhood/child development, potential contribution to the field, and impact on others