Why teach? When asked wouldn 't this be a simple question? Some want to teach because then they would get summers off, Christmas break, and a scheduled day with every weekend off with random breaks in-between. That alone would convince many people to consider teaching, one of the best work schedules in the world, just continuing the path you were on for 16 years before you graduated. Teaching is so much more than that when one looks at it closely. I want to teach personally because I like working with kids and have a talent for it. Teaching is so much more than history, math and english, it’s the future of our nation. Who we teach and why a person becomes a teacher shapes kids lives forever.
Who We Teach
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To the parents and students, I hope to create an open atmosphere that parents and students alike can feel like they can come to me with any concerns and questions they may have. I enjoy it when a teacher or professor does this as a students, so I hope to promote this in my own classroom. My commitment to kids and learners of different cultures and economic backgrounds influence my decision to teach greatly. I grew up as a minority in my school system. My high school is 40% white and 58% hispanic/Latino. This understanding of growing up surrounded by another culture and observing my teachers educate to everybody for 12 years has made me want to become a teacher even more, and implement some of the strategies that I saw in Chelan and others that I have already learned this year at Gonzaga.
When asked what it means to “teach other people’s children” is that yes they are “your” kids in the classroom, but they don’t actually belong to you. It is up to the parents to educate their children in many area os life that I can 't and shouldn’t. I am not their parents by any means, no matter how strong of a connection I have with a child. A child could have another culture than mine, a different set of morals and ideals and I as a teacher can not by any means try to impose my beliefs and ideals on a