During her final show, I vaguely remember Oprah saying something about wanting to be a teacher and her show become her stage. To be honestly, my memory is a little blurry because I, like most of the world watching public, was bawling and watching the screen though misty eyes.
Now, Oprah is really taking her passion literally and going after the experience she says she has wanted the most: becoming a teacher.
The media mogul and cultural icon says she will be teaching a course for high school students. Appropriately enough, Oprah will be teaching a course titled, “It’s Life 101.”
“Should be fun since I love to teach. And they’re like sponges. Like 12th graders everywhere, this first class is both anxious and excited about going to college.”
“Most will be the first in their family. So it’s a very big deal for them, and they’re feeling the pressure. (sic)” After visiting the students during a recent trip to South Africa, Oprah explained she “loves” talking to the girls at the academy and imparting words wisdom onto them.
Writing on her Facebook page, Oprah added: “I love being with them and talking to them about all things important. When I’m there I’m talking from the time I get up till I go to bed, about EVERYTHING teenage girls are going through. It’s the same all over the world.
Oprah says she is looking forward to the opportunity to work with the girls, especially at this stage in their lives.
“Should be fun since I love to teach. And they’re like sponges,” Oprah said. “Like 12th graders everywhere, this first class is both anxious and excited about going to college. Most will be the first in their family. So it’s a very big deal for them, and they’re feeling the pressure.”
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