College Admissions Essay: I Want To Be A Teacher

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I want to be a teacher, but that was not what I was planning to be when I was applying to colleges. I was originally in the Nursing program, but changed to education after my freshman year at Keene State. One of my advisors in high school had said that he saw me as a teacher and I said I didn’t want anything to do with teaching because I saw what the long hours were like. It is funny how things have changed. Now, I cannot wait to be a teacher and have a positive impact on my students.
I think it is much easier to say what you want to aspire to be and accomplish as an educator than actually doing it. You can say how you want to run your classroom and that you will have all students improve, but it doesn’t happen that way. One way that I can
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In those weeks it really hit me how lucky I was to have everything I had back home. These people literally are living out of houses made of sheets of rusty metal and I was complaining about how I had to vacuum the house. I think it is important to give every child the right to have an education.
I want to be a teacher because I love seeing that moment on the students’ face where they are excited to learn and understand what is being taught. I also like the challenge of getting the student engaged in what is being taught. Each student is different and some students have so much potential, but they are not given enough attention to reach it. When you find what that student is interested in and can relate to them in some way it opens up so many doors to their learning and your teaching.
If I could take all of the teachers that can teach and put them into one single person that would be how I want to teach and manage my classroom. I think it would be amazing if I could get all of my students to leave whatever is bothering them that day outside and have their full attention, but the chances of that happening are low. I want my students to feel like they have gotten something out of the class. It is important to teach them about my subject, but I also feel like it is important to teach them real life applications and opportunities to use

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