I have wanted to be a teacher since I left preschool. That may appear to be far-fetched, but I assure you it is all I have wanted to be. On rainy days I would play classroom with my stuffed animals and dolls. I would make attendance lists and use my chalkboard to teach my “students” what I had learned in school recently.
Now, I know teachers do not make the most money but that doesn’t matter to me. I want to give children the wonderful experiences that I have had in school. I want to be one of those adults that students will remember for the rest of their lives (or the rest of their school career).
For some students, school is a sort of safe haven. It is a safe place for them. They get the attention and support they need. A student’s teacher could be their role model or the person they look up to in life.
Educators put in a lot of work for their students. They buy all the books in their classroom library and all the materials they use, never mind all the help they give to students behind the scenes. I want to be a part of that.
I want to be a teacher because I want to make a difference in students’ lives. I want to help and support them in any way that I can. I want to give them happy memories so they look back on school with a smile. I want to hopefully be that small influence in my students’ lives that helps them on their way. I love being in a classroom and being with young minds. You never know what you’re going to hear!