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5 Things You'll DEFINITELY Hear When You're An Elementary Education Major

"Why do you want to teach?"

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5 Things You'll DEFINITELY Hear When You're An Elementary Education Major
Kathryn Rice

Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed about being a teacher. Most young girls dream of this but I'm one of the few who's childhood fantasies are coming to life right now. My mother was a high school teacher and I grew up with her wonderful influence and stories about how much she loves to teach. Teaching children requires a strong passion and willingness especially at the primary and elementary level, which is where I plan to be. Primary and elementary school children are a special kind of people and they just happen to be my favorite! Shaping young minds is a challenge and as a teacher, you're the main source of information, care and comfort along with parents.

1. "Why do you want to do that?"

Everyone tells you to make your passion your job and "when you're happy you won't work a day in your life." That's why most people decide to become an educator. They're not in it for the income but for the outcome.

2. "You won't make any money."

Me personally, I couldn't care a bit about the money. I know I will be happy in what I'm doing everyday!

3. "It's not the kids who are bad - it's the parents."

The parents that don't show up for lunches or meetings or the choir concert. The parents that don't even try to discipline their children and leave it up to you.

4. "Teachers have a big heart."

They care about the little things. They want to see it "click" in a students mind. They want to go out and play with students and really care about each and every little soul that they share a classroom with every day.

5. "I'm very proud of you."

This is what gets me through everyone telling me the worst things about teaching. I know it will be a hard journey sometimes but also one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet.

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