Why I Teach

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Why Teach?
Alisha Anderson
Grand Canyon University: EDU 576
March 6, 2013

Why teach?
I believe that it was meant for me to become a teacher. I have a passion for learning, and I will make my classroom an adventure of learning. A teacher of the year also from Mississippi, Wynona Herchenhahn (2009) indicated that she was a product of good teachers, and I also think that I had many influences coming from great parents and teachers. I love teaching students, they bring out my best values. I like how teachers have the power to change students’ lives to guide them in the right educational path, and that is what I want to do.

The person that has inspired me to become a teacher is my mother, Mrs. Jessie Mae Ayers. She has been teaching at the same private school since 1983. She has taught pre-k (3 year olds), 5th -8th graders, and now she has been a librarian since 2004. I would like to be a kindergarten teacher it is the foundation of a student education, and I will like to be the effective teacher that starts that journey.

I have worked three years as a kindergarten assistant and five years as a pre-k (four year olds) assistant at a public school. I have a love and respect for students; that I can use to build a solid learning community. Christine Gleason and Cynthia Cole Rigsbee (2009), implies that the greatest award is knowing that they made a difference in their student’s life, and that is what I hope to accomplish.

References
The Council of Chief State School Officers 2009 Teachers of the Year. (2009). Retrieved from
http://pearsonfoundation.org/ccsso-toy/2009/index.html
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