Reflection Of Teaching As A Teacher Essay
As a future educator, I acknowledge that teachers play a major role in our society. Interviewing two teachers about their opinions regarding the positive and negative aspects of a teaching role, allowed me to get an understanding of their perspectives. One of the teachers whom I interviewed was Mr. Gonzales, a high school Spanish teacher. He first served the U.S. Army until he retired and decided to become a teacher. Although he knew that teachers are not paid enough and are taken for granted, he only cared about making a difference in a child’s life. Mr. Gonzales stated that his goals as an educator is to, “reach all my students no matter their diversity, ethnicity, and learning style in order to help them succeed” (H. Gonzales, personal communication, October 26, 2015). I did not have Mr. Gonzales as a Spanish teacher, but I can definitely say that he does not hesitate to offer any advice or support to students, even if they are not his own.
The other teacher who I interviewed was Ms. Hight, a 5th grade Reading teacher. Ms. Hight said her goals as an educator is to, “make all students successful” (L. Hight, personal communication, October 27, 2015). Her reason for becoming a teacher was because a reading teacher had influenced her. I work with Ms. Hight and I can see that she values her job as a teacher. Throughout the interview, these educators discussed important topics that related to their teaching profession.
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