A Rite Of Passage We All Must Face Essay

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A rite of passage we all must face comes upon us when we realize the time has come to decide what we want to do with our lives. For some, the answer comes easily, for others it is the culmination of a life time experiences speaking to them until the answer appears. For me, in the end, it came down to what job I would love to do every day, as well as a job that reflects my specific skills, values, and temperament. The majority of my life has been spent in school where I witnessed various teachers using all sorts of methods to impart knowledge to their students. How they learned to teach has been a subject I’ve always found fascinating. I sought to know how and when people acquire basic knowledge which we take for granted: i.e. arithmetic, fundamental grammar, and the reasons behind their format. How did anyone first explain to a child the concept of a number? My curiosity about knowledge itself has brought me to where I am today; it is a fundamental requirement to succeed in society, and I want to know the best way to share it with others. The act of teaching, of imparting hard earned knowledge onto others watching it take hold, grow, and evolve, I believe, is one of the most important undertakings a person can claim.
I have been interested in teaching ever since my high school days as a self-proclaimed band geek. Back then I tutored the new recruits, taught them how to read music, and the proper playing techniques. My interest in teaching has remained a steady companion; I…

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