Graduation Speech : My Career Choice

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The big question teachers ask me throughout my life is “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I never had an answer to that. Going into college I didn’t have a set plan as to what career I would like to pursue. However, I knew that I wanted to work with kids; I originally wanted to be a pediatrician. That career choice was based on my family wanting me to be successful, so I put my passion for working with kids and their passion together. As I began to focus on what I want instead of what others want, I changed my major to Early Childhood Education and chose the path of teaching as my career choice. I have high hopes for this career because teachers are always needed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), the employment rate for my career choice will increase by six percent from 2014 to 2024. In this world, education is valued and will help put people many steps ahead. The reason why I chose to be an elementary teacher is because I want to be able to motivate and inspire my younger generations.
An elementary teacher lays out the foundation of a child’s future. Elementary teachers’ job is to teach kids the basics of math, science, social studies, and language arts. As an elementary teacher, I must be patient and flexible. Everybody has different ways of learning and comprehending. It will be my duty to be able to build a plan that will allow all students with different learning ability to understand. The specific job tasks include creating lesson plans that
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