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I Want To Be A Teacher

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I can’t believe you have made it this far! Just three years ago, you were a junior in college suffering through one of the hardest semesters in college. It probably seems like a far away thing now but it was hard. But you made it through and that is all that matters. You are now done with your first year of teaching! Congrats! You finally made it to where you want to be. Now, the real joy begins. Do you remember why you wanted to become a teacher? If you can’t remember, I will remind you. It all started when you were in elementary school with Melanie teaching you some lessons on the whiteboard. Mostly, she taught you math and the most salient problem that I remember her teaching is the Pythagorean Theorem. I don’t know why that stuck out to me the most but that is my earliest memory of thinking I wanted to be a teacher. I loved learning and I always wanted to be on the other side of the board and teach instead of learn. Sometimes, she let me ‘teach’ her but it was mainly things she already knew and just pretended not to because she was three years older than me. My love for teaching just continued throughout my school years, as I happened to be quite proficient in math. Because of this fact, I ended up helping other classmates when they didn’t quite understand what was going on. I loved seeing their faces light up when I was able to help them understand. Most of the time, they just needed a little extra push or they just needed it phrased in a different way. When I was a
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