Why I Am A Teacher Essay

944 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 4 Pages
There are many different reasons for why people want to be teachers. It could be because of someone who helped them love learning. It could be because they want to accomplish something, or help shape the next generation, or it could be just because they love to help people learn, like me. I have only ever wanted to be a teacher, and I have so many reasons behind why. My cousin Barron, the children’s faces, and the students succeeding are some of my reasons. Ever since I was little I have always wanted to be a teacher, I just could never figure out what kind. Did I want to teach math or history? Did I want to teach music or english? All I knew is that one day I wanted to be the lady at the front of the classroom teaching the class something they will remember for the rest of their lives. My junior year of high school I decided that I wanted to become a teacher for elementary students with learning disabilities. I picked elementary education because I love children, and at such a young age they are very easily influenced, so they need a good role model, and I want to be theirs. I chose special education because I believe just because someone has a disability, does not mean that they can’t have an education, and be a part of working society. There is one specific person who influenced me deciding to become a special education teacher. His name is Barron, and he is my baby cousin. He is eight years old, in second grade, and has autism. I used to sit in his classroom all the…

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