She saw the light.

And, suddenly, she knew exactly what she wanted to be.

Sometimes, an (ed)moment is so powerful, it changes things not only for a student, but for a teacher, too.

It happened to Deanna Forsman when she was in a graduate school program that required her to work as a teaching assistant.

Forsman, now a history professor and avowed “medieval history geek” at North Hennepin Community College, explains:

“I had no idea at the time that I wanted to be a teacher, but one of my first days in the classroom, I said something that made a difference in a student.

“I could see that light go on behind their eyes as something suddenly shifts.”

Just as suddenly, Deanna knew exactly what she wanted to do: make more (ed)moments happen.