Why I Want To Become A Teacher
Why do I want to become a teacher? When I ask myself this question so many reasons come to my mind. When I was in high school I first wanted to become a lawyer, and then an accountant, and then a marine biologist. Then finally after seeing my sister, being in third grade at the time, in her classroom, and the atmosphere of the whole scenario, I knew for a fact, that I wanted to become a teacher.
One of the many reasons for me wanting to become a teacher is that I want to be an inspiration for my students. I want to be the teacher that made a child love math again, like one of my previous teachers had done for me. I want to be able to help all children learn and strive to be the best that they can be. I want to be able to go to sleep at night knowing that I made a difference in a child’s life that day. I want to have parents call me and thank me for helping their child say they learned something in school that day. Whether their child learned that 3 times 5 equals 15, lots of sunlight and water can help flowers grow and blossom, or even just a fun little fact about the state of New Jersey. They learned something, and did not give their parents the most common answer of, “No, I did not learn anything today Mom.” So many children come from a single parent household, and many parents leave early in the morning and do not come home until late at night from work. These children need to be able to study and do their homework on their own. As a teacher, I can show my students the love I have for reading and learning and only hope that it rubs off on them. I want to be able to plant a seed of knowledge and watch it grow throughout the school year and throughout that child’s life. There are so many possibilities for students and I want to help them open up those doors of possibilities and discover what is inside.
There are so many reasons for why I want to become a teacher. There are so many reasons that it is extremely hard to try to explain them all on a piece of paper, and sometimes even when talking to my peers about becoming a teacher. When it comes down to it though, I know that I can help mold some of this nation’s brightest students. I know that I can achieve in changing a child’s life for the better. I know that I can make my students feel confident in all of their abilities both inside and out of the classroom. Most of all, I know that I want to help change lives and help change mine as well by walking into my classroom every day and open the doors to a beautiful life full of learning, knowledge and wisdom, and that is why I want to become a teacher.