Essay on My Letter For A Teacher

752 Words Jan 26th, 2016 4 Pages
The first time I felt the spark of desire to teach was when I was ten years old, and my class had to give a presentation on what we wanted to be when we grew up. I remember my teacher asking me after my presentation why I wanted to be an educator, and I simply shrugged and said I had a feeling it was something I should do. There was no rhyme or reason to why I had felt this need, only a simple thought towards my future that most children have. This thought stayed in the back of my mind for years to come, and whenever someone asked me what I wanted to be, I gave the same answer, “I want to be a teacher.” The only questions that remained and continued to go unanswered for years were what grade would I teach and what subject?
The first time I attempted to answer these questions was also the first time I was confronted with the knowledge that I needed more thought in this idea than just deciding I wanted to. My inspiration came at an awful price, but one I would pay again for the motivation that I now have. In junior high school, I had a teacher who felt one of the greatest motivators for students would be to publicly humiliate a student each day. These public humiliations existed in the forms of a student’s appearance, tone of voice, homework quality, and intelligence. Naturally, I felt the school should know, because this didn’t seem right. The dean of my school told me that he “can’t tell a teacher how to teach,” and so my class was left to our own devices. This “tattling”…

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