My I Became A Teacher Essay

760 Words Aug 29th, 2016 4 Pages
When I was a little girl, my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, just like every other kid is asked. They asked me this question constantly throughout my life, and the answer never really changed. I wanted to be a teacher, and I truly believed that there wasn’t anything else I would enjoy doing as an adult. As I grew older, I believed more and more that teaching was my calling in life. I helped out in Sunday school at my church, I became a PAL in high school, and I tutored kids in my community. Everything I enjoyed doing seemed to somehow connect to teaching in one way or another. Growing up I also always loved math. It seemed to make more sense in my mind that any other subject and it always came easily to me. My love for kids and math, made me want to be a teacher more and more every time I thought about it.
Helping out in Sunday school, allowed me to love on the kids in my community and made me realize just how incredible it is to play an influential role in a child’s life. Not only did I get to teach them bible stories, but I had the ability to become an influential person in their lives. I had the ability to become a role model to them, someone they could look up to, and someone they knew they could always reach out to when they were in need. Being a teacher isn’t only about teaching the curriculum you are required to teach. Being a teacher is also about helping students grow as a person, being someone that truly cares about them and someone that they…

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