Why I Want to Be a Teacher

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March 4, 2013

Why I want to be a Teacher
Growing up, everyone wonders about what they want to be when they grow up. Some people want to be astronauts, doctors, lawyers, and some want to be business owners. Ever since I was seven years old, I have wanted to be a teacher. Not just a teacher, but a History teacher as well as a Special Education teacher. I told my parents that when I grew up, that’s what I was going to do and no one could tell me any different. Although there are multiple reasons as to why I want to be a teacher, but the main reason is because I want to make a difference.

One of the main reasons that I want to be a teacher is because I want to help people. I want to make a difference in the world one student at a time. I think that every student deserves someone to be on their side and to encourage them to succeed. Growing up, I had some teachers that were extremely caring and always there for me. The teachers that pushed me to be the best that I could be were the ones that inspired me to become a teacher. They showed that they really cared about what they did and wanted to make a difference in their students’ lives.

Another reason that I want to be a teacher is because I love explaining to people how to do things. For instance, when I was seven, I taught my little brother how to read and how to tie his shoes. We used to play “school” all of the time. I would assign my brother homework and grade his papers. I am not sure what it is but I love teaching people new things. I love seeing their faces when they learn something new. It’s such an amazing feeling.

My last main reason as to why I want to be a teacher is because I can’t see myself doing anything else. I have known for 13 years that this is what I am meant to do. While observing in the classrooms that I go into every week, I picture myself actually up there teaching. I just want to get up there and teach already.

Being in the classroom has been one of my favorite things since I...
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