My Essay

Topics: Education, Teacher, School Pages: 5 (1808 words) Published: January 14, 2013
First Essay
I am interested in becoming a special education teacher because every type of child needs and deserves a proper education. Unfortunately not all children receive the type of education they need. Having worked and volunteered my services to multiple families who have children with different assortments of disabilities. Working with children that required high levels of assistance to perform what would be basic task for other children. While teaching these children the basic life skills I gained the confidence and trust of the children and their children's parents. All of the childcare and tutoring I provided was through parents referring other parent to me. I am honored so many parents have trusted their children in my care and supervision. I also worked as a tutor for nondisabled children. I assisted them with their school assignments and helped develop proper study habits. I worked with children to help improve their overall school grades and prepare for test.  I have truly enjoyed caring for and helping so many young people advance and develop new skills that improved their lives.

I am truly interested in becoming a “high need school” teacher, because I understand education begins at home. Parents should be the first positive teachers in a child's life and in many of these high need communities children are left to figure out life on their own. I understand how important it is for a child to get a proper and an adequate education. Unfortunately, not every child has a pro-education home life. This causes many students to lose interest and fall behind or misbehave and eventually dropping out of school and start searching for an alternative education on the streets. Most of those children are the ones who live in low-income communities and attend a high-need school. These are the children that need someone who really cares about them and their futures. Being born in Puerto Rico, an island recognized for its adequate K-12 educational system, I was fortunate to have parents who took time to reinforce my education. They were very attentive to my school course work and very involved with the schools and activities I attended. They ensured that I was capable of learning new things every day, to take the right steps on my way to adulthood. Having a solid education helped me to recognize the bad from good and make adequate decisions while growing up. Thanks to the way I was raised, I have a true passion of helping people, especially children, and I know and truly believe that life has so many opportunities for each one of them and their future can be great with a little hard work. Our children today are the adults of our future and I want to encourage them to keep studying in order for them to have the best future possible. Therefore, children in high needs schools are the ones who really need an extra assistance in the education process to ensure they get the support they may be lacking at home. I know for sure that I will be an effective teacher in a high-need school because I am a very pro-child person and I strongly believe that every children, no matter their background or disability, have the right of getting a quality education they need and deserve. By taking this opportunity of teaching in high need schools, I can assure you that I'm also taking the responsibility of being a part of a team that will frame these children’s future. I’m a very charismatic, but yet a serious woman that believes the children should be given the education they truly need and deserve. I aspire to meet the challenge of having the responsibility of a child's education and future in my hands. I’m very positive that I can be real, beneficial and an excellent influence for them and contribute to making a positive difference in their lives.

Second Essay
The greatest challenge that I expect to encounter in raising a student achievement in a high need school is to gain the student's confidence and trust. During my school years, I...
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