Graduation Speech : Becoming A Teacher Essay

2286 Words Oct 30th, 2016 10 Pages
Introduction
I grew up desiring to make a difference in this life. It was not until I went to Azusa Pacific University (APU), I realized the way I would make a difference in this world and to contribute to society, is through becoming a teacher. Education changes lives. I want to be a great teacher, and I know that I must prepare myself to be one. That is why I decided to not only enroll into the credential program, but also pursue a Master’s degree. Education is evolving and we are living in an era where almost everyone is technically savvy. As educators, we must follow the trends in technology. Not too long from now, schools will only use technology and will become paperless. We must be ready to teach an all tech classroom. This is the reason I felt that getting a degree in Digital Teaching would be for myself best interest and for my students, overall.
As of now, I am a substitute teacher, working on my degree. I am not allowed to use the technology in some classrooms yet. My goal is to be able to implement my lessons using technology. Students already enjoy technology, and with the help of some applications, education can be fun and will help enhance students’ learning. I want to be prepared for this new classroom revolution.
Personal Growth
In my time in school, I have learned that I must work on little sections of work to finish my assignments. I try taking bigger bites, but I can only do so much. I have learned that I cannot procrastinate on doing work as when I was…

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