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Teaching as a Profession
Bennetta Trotter
Grand Canyon University
Edu 215
August 15, 2010

Teaching as a Profession
I believe that teaching is one of the most demanding careers one might choose from. Teaching is a one of a kind profession; this career choice can be frustrating, exciting, and also very fulfilling, for those who are really dedicated to choose teaching as their long life career. Deciding to become a teacher means a lot of time and dedication, because it involves becoming one with teaching and learning. It identifies the differences in the lives of children, by helping each individual learn how to read, how to write, and how to do mathematics to include: adding, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Teaching also includes other advantages such as teaching and learning a child how to discover different elements throughout their lives, things such as plant growth, environment changes, history etc, learning’s that will give them the tools to want to learn, and continue to learn throughout their entire lives. For one to become a teacher, one has to really understand what a “Teacher” really does, and what a “Teacher” really is. A teacher is defined as someone who is very open minded, and has the willingness to instruct others or an “Intellectual” leader a person that will create opportunities and help a student or students acquire their skills and knowledge. Teaching as a profession would go into a variety of things and become certain roles, and have certain characteristics such as becoming a skilled listener, motivator, and a disciplinarian. One must posses a positive attitude, preparedness, a sense of humor, be creative, have the willingness to admit to their mistakes, display fairness, and maintain high expectations for their students. In my honest and fair opinion, teaching as a profession to me means, that one would have to become a better person, a better listener, and...