As I thought about the most important qualities of an outstanding educator, certain individuals came to mind. It has been my good fortune to have had excellent teachers and instructors, and to have worked with people who are caring, competent, and creative. They were and
As she got older, she grew a passion of wanting to help teachers help their students. Like many others, her past experiences grew her to have a heart for others and a joyous spirit to want to help others live a prosperous life.
For a long time I didn’t know what I would like to pursue as a career but when I reflected on my life I realized some of my favorite times in life were when I was teaching someone something and when I was learning. In my future career as a high school teacher I will able to do both of those things. Seeing peoples’ eyes light up with interest because they
The teachers, they can point to and say, “That individual assisted me in becoming the person I am today.” For me, I have one special person that I can do that to. This individual is not only my favorite teacher, but very influential in my life. Katie Josef, my Ed Tech teacher, has shown me what true passion for the field of education looks like. I witness her upbeat personality, and get to experience the kindness she exuberates to her students on a daily basis. She drives the individuals in her class to succeed to their best ability. She inspires me to become an outstanding teacher in whatever field I choose to pursue. Mrs. J has shown me what a teacher that cares for her students truly looks like. With the love and support she shows, it is no mystery how she creates unbreakable bonds with her students- bonds that last for many years, even after a student's graduation. I desire to create these same bonds with my future
An inevitable part of being a senior is the question “ What do you want to be when you grow up?”. Luckily for me, i’ve been sure of what i wanted to do since I was 6 years old. I’ve never doubted for a second that teaching is my future. I picture myself ten years from now, and I see myself standing in front of my class, a presentation queued up, and a steely look of determination in my eye.
Watching kids grow and succeed, making new friends, helping kids reach their full potential, putting together fun activites, are all incorporated in being an elementary school teacher. Teaching goes back a long, long time. Elementary school teachers are supposed to teach the kids what they need to know in the future. Teachers are supposed to teach them reading, math, writing, and science. People should care about this topic, because kids need their education. Being a elementary school teacher requires training, makes good money, picks where the teachers teach, and has both benefits and hazards.
Bam! It hit me like a speeding truck. Two weeks in Cuzco, Peru had shown me what it is really like to be struggling in all areas in life. This specific mission trip showed me outside our borders there are people in need of basic necessities in life. I spent the better of two weeks learning about myself and the people I was determined to help. Teaching has always been a part of my life, however, after these two weeks, I learned that teaching is exactly what I want to do with my career. The students I was able to work with had not had a proper education, and my teaching them put them that much farther into a life they hadn't imagined ever having. The compassion and empathy I felt in my heart for my students had shown me that teaching is the right
Many people have influenced me in an important way. One person is Mrs. McGough. She has influenced me in that she made me sure I wanted to be a teacher. I have always loved kids and school, and I wanted to make it fun for kids because so many of my friends don’t like school. I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was little; she made me sure.
Mrs. Brantley not only taught English she taught us about life. She achieved this by always starting class off with writing a reflection about a quote. To this day those quotes still have an impact on my life.
My life has been dramatically changed by the teachers in my life. From Mr. Brink, to my 8th grade science teacher Coach Bradley, the love, service, and patience I’ve seen reflected in my favorite teachers astounded me every time.
There are a number of teachers that I could mention in my journal today, there is Miss Lamb, who helped referred me to the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program. Mrs. Child, my third grade teacher who I still have lunch with from time to time to discuss literature. Even Mr. Ford, who would lend me books from his daughter’s personal library because we had the same taste in literature and he knew how much I loved to read. Throughout my years as a student, I have had the honor of being taught by many great educators. However, the most influential educator I have had in my life is the one who not only helped jumpstart my career as a student, but also offered me my first job, and that is my kindergarten teacher Mrs. Walker.
It seemed as though she too knew that her response would follow me throughout the duration of my life, as she took quite a while to respond to my question. After a few more minutes, she answered, “It’s because of education that I am what I am today, a hard-working and dedicated engineer. Additionally, education has made me understand the world around me better, with the newfound knowledge I discover every day.” This response amazed me in many ways, and pushed me to strive for my best in school, and never give up thinking that I am a failure.
I took English classes, worked hard and was determined to earn a college degree and obtain my own American dream. The opportunity for higher education presented itself and I became the first person in my family to attend college. However, I lacked the guidance, knowledge, and financial support to succeed.
While working as a teacher she noticed the terrible conditions the people were living in. Because of what her mother taught her about always helping those who need it she knew she had to make a difference.