Why I Want to Be a Teacher

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Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated with being a teacher. I can remember playing school with my dolls and teddy bears wishing they were real students. As I got older I realized that I needed to make my childhood dream come true. Ever Since I was a little girl I have been fascinated with becoming a teacher. I began by tagging along with my mom to work, who is a teacher, to make sure this was this was the occupation I really wanted to be in. I saw how dedicated she was to her students. She would spend hours working on lesson plans and grading papers, however at the end of the day it was all worth it. With her help a child was now one step closer to a bright and promising future. So I decided to attend Albany State University because of its outstanding teaching program and the high standards placed upon its students. Once I become a teacher I plan to enrich and engage my student’s minds. I want to be the type of teacher whose students will always remember and say, “that teacher changed my life”.

As a teacher I plan on being the best at my craft, and treating it as a career not a job. Teaching is one if not the most important careers to be a part of. At some point in his or her life one has to be taught or learn something. I want to be a part of this and make my own impact. As a teacher I hope to enrich the lives of my students. I want my students to leave class everyday and know that they learned something. My goal is for my students to be the future doctors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. Children are truly our future. If I can make a small impact on my students when it comes to choosing the right path for their future then, I have done my job.

My philosophy of education is that every child should and will be able to learn and apply every lesson taught to the best of his/her ability. I will accomplish this by always expecting and encouraging the best from my students. By acknowledging that every student is unique, as the teacher I will do my...
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