Why I Am A Teacher Essay

892 Words Nov 17th, 2016 4 Pages
This Way, That Way, Wrong Way, Tea Party… What? I felt like Alice trying to find her way around in Wonderland every time I had to write an essay. Teachers always gave us very broad and generic topics, and every time I was left clueless as to what to write. There were so many possibilities and many directions to go, I felt like Alice trying to follow the signs. Every time I asked my teacher to explain the topic more to me, I felt like I was speaking to Cheshire Cat, and that didn’t help. I would go back to my desk feeling even more confused than before. I hated writing. I only wrote on a need-to-write basis, and only because my grade depended on it. I was always given a boring topic I didn’t care for, never was I taught that there was a way to make that topic mine, a way to embrace it and incorporate it into my own experiences. It seemed the only thing the teacher cared for was following the rubric, but students need something else. Students need to know that writing is not always easy, that perseverance is necessary to be a good writer and they also need to seek some sort of connection to their writing-something relatable. Perseverance is the will and determination to do something even when it is difficult, even if success seems hard you persevere to accomplish your task. It is a type of personality that doesn’t know how or when to quit. Perseverance is a continuous effort to accomplish something despite difficulties, failure or opposition. Perseverance is not when you…

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