Why Do I Want to Become a Teacher? Essay

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Everyone has progressed to where they are in life because they had a teacher. A teacher is defined as someone who gives instruction and communicates skills. Our children are our future, and they need to be prepared for the future or they will not be successful in the working world. Teaching makes a difference in them, because it gives them tools to help them be successful in the future. I would like to tell you why I would like to become a special education teacher and what has led me to this decision and why I want to become a teacher. I have chosen to become a teacher because I myself am a product of someone whom I consider to be the best teacher in the world. As a child in Virginia, I was inspired by a wonderful coach and…show more content…
Many people have stated that I am a very patient man. I come through my patience naturally through my mother, who was the most thoughtful, patient individual I have ever met. I've had the opportunity of working in the Davis County School District as a substitute teacher and as the swim coach at Bountiful High School. I have also spent many years coaching adolescents on a competitive swim team. My experiences have been very rewarding thus far and have inspired me to want to become a special education teacher through the ATP Program. I can't even begin to describe the joyous feeling of knowing that I've touched the lives of the kids-- it is truly priceless. When kids excel or simply say, "I get it," when kids come in and say, "Thanks” or even “You're the best coach I ever had," or "will we have you again" that means a lot. They make me laugh, they give me hugs, they are observant, and most of them just need a little push. They miss me when I'm gone, they try so hard to do what I ask so much of the time. The most amazing feeling of all though is when the kids tell me “they want to be just like me and become a teacher or coach when they grow up”.

I have finally discovered what I am truly passionate about and I am pursuing this passion by continuing my education so that I am able to fulfill my goal of being a special education teacher. My goal is to be the best teacher any student has had and will have throughout his/her schooling. I want to

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