What Is A Teacher Means To Me Essay

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Being a teacher to me means a lot more than just a good salary, good benefits and a union; being a teacher to me surpasses the idea of material life and my summers off; to me it is shaping the future of the world. To possibly have the next President of the United States, the next doctor to create breakthrough medicine, or the next historian inside of my classroom fills me with joy and makes me want to teach for as long as the Lord allows. Teaching is a job that holds more power than just grades. Although grades are the standards that the modern school district uses, what is taught in a classroom stretches far beyond the classroom. Henry Brooks once said, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops”, a teacher cannot …show more content…
Henry Adams, a Historian and Politician once said, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops”, this is very true because although I wish to impact the daily lives of my students, I also want them to be capable of having difficult, controversial and complicated conversation and be able to think with a rational and coherent mind. We find this theme in the Bible with Timothy, in 2 Timothy 1:5 Timothy is reminded that his faith through Christ is because his mom was taught by his Grandmother who lived to be faithful to Christ as he is. As Christ, being the great teacher, taught his disciples and was an example to his disciples and later on Paul, a teacher is an example to his students, impacting every decision and inevitably having an impact on the future. Like Christ and Paul, I wish to teach but also be an example to my students. I want to be a teacher because of the influence and place I would have on young minds that are willing to learn. Money, benefits, union, and all the material things will pass someday, even I will pass someday to the presence of my God but the impact I leave behind can resonate into history without me knowing. Christ our teacher left behind his word for us to use in our lives, but he called us to spread it around the world and not just keep it to ourselves. As I strive to be like Christ, I also strive to leave something honoring to God behind, but that will begin when I am in the

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