Why I Want As A Teacher

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I have been very fortunate to grow up in a very loving and supportive home. My parents have always told me that I should never try to get a job just because it pays well, that instead I should pursue a career in something I love. From a very young age I have had a passion and a love for children and teaching. As a child I would play “school” and have my sisters sit in desks as my “students” while I taught them and gave them classwork. As I grow older I began helping tach Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and I eventually began teaching on my own. Before my father passed away, he used to say that I had a magic touch when it comes to children. I could always manage to reach them no matter what the circumstance. As I reached middle and …show more content…
Although I do want to be a respected and authoritative teacher, I want my students to know that they can come to me and that I will be there to listen. I want to encourage my students both in and outside of the classroom. I hope to not only teach my students, but to grow and learn alongside them. I want to convey to my students that learning is fun, and that each of them is capable of learning. I hope to be able to remind them of their strengths and abilities, and to help them overcome their struggles. I want to see my students grow, not only in the classroom but outside as well. My main goal is not just to see outstanding test scores, but to see my students become outstanding people. When it comes to my learning model, I want to incorporate each type of learning, auditory, visual, and kinesthetic, as well as the ASK model, which includes attitude, study skills, and …show more content…
“Progressivists believe that individuality, progress, and change are fundamental to one 's education. Believing that people learn best from what they consider most relevant to their lives, progressivists center their curricula on the needs, experiences, interests, and abilities of students.” (Foundations of Education, n.d.) Progressivists are more concerned about their student’s development as a person than about their academic performance. I believe this is important because both students and teachers are placed under a tremendous amount of stress to have high academic achievement, however, administration often does not look at student development. This does not mean that progressivism is the only approach. I think that the best option is to combine multiple views in order to promote and allow learning in a way that works best for each

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