The reason I want to become a teacher is very simple. Teacher of the year (2011) noted that “it’s not what you make but what you make possible.” I believe that I can make a difference with the children. They inspire me to show them the possibilities in life and how to make it possible. Showing them the way in life, showing them that I do care what life brings them and how I can help them in their journey. The thing that inspired me to teach is children. I have always loved children and also have two of my own. Teacher of the year (2008) stated “I teach because I love kids and they know it.” Is also how I feel because when I work with children they know that I love them and care for them and their future, I have been inspired to teach by many different teachers from my past growing up because they showed me what I could become and how I could make it possible just by setting a goal and sticking to it, and that is what I want to show the children that I teach. I want to teach the children that are in kindergarten through third grade because I believe that is one of the most critical times for a child to learn and I always wanted to be a part of that. Teacher of the year (2008) “I teach because I want children to know they have limitless opportunities that are available to them.” This goes along with what I am saying I want to do. I want to show the children that there are so many opportunities in life as long as they chose what is best for them and what they want. I want them to learn that nothing should stand in their way of their dreams, because if you set your mind on doing what you want in life nothing is impossible. The characteristics I possess that would make me a good teacher is I am loving, caring, and very honest. I want the children to know that I am there and care for them and no matter what I will be truthful to them and I will help them in any way I can. Children make me happy, I cherish and love them and want to help them choose the path they want...
References: Council of Chief State School Officers. (2012). The National Teacher of the Year Program; from, http://www.pearsonfoundation.org/ccsso-toy/.
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