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Why I Want To Be a Teacher There are many reasons why I would want to be a teacher. The ability of loving kids is in fact the most important, and the ability to make a difference in a child. I once heard, “You have in your hands the power to influence and mould a student's mind. You have within you the capacity to inspire in the child a love for learning, to keep an open mind and to keep questioning. You have the ability to promote confidence, stir thinking and awaken dreams.” To me a teacher is like no other. You have the ability to change a student by how you teach, how you react to others when they speak. A student is able to follow in your footsteps because of how you taught something or what you did to accomplish your dreams. I believe making a difference in ones life means the world to me, and just seeing a smile on a child’s face every time they walk through the classroom door makes you see that they enjoy being with you. In my younger school aged years, there has been one person who really influenced me to
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Unformatted text preview: want to be a teacher; he encouraged me to strive for the best and exceed in what my dreams. It was a soccer coach in High School that told me, I believe youre going to make a difference in the world, you have the ability to do things that I dont see in many teenagers at this point in life. What he said really made me think hard, of what I could do to help the world. He influenced me to follow in his footsteps and make a difference, just as he did to me. He made a difference in my life and in return thats what I would like to do to others. The ability to make a difference is a really big aspect in why I want to teach. Not many people can look back upon the years and say, I taught this person to read and write. What you get in return is the warm feeling of accomplishment, the gratitude of a child or teenager coming back to you, saying thank you for all you did. Thats why I want to become a teacher....
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This note was uploaded on 05/28/2011 for the course EDUC 215 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Northern Virginia Community College.

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