Why I Should Be A Teacher Essay

1119 Words Sep 14th, 2015 5 Pages
When I was three, my preschool teacher each of her students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Many of the girls responded with “princess” or “fairy” or something similar. For me, I wanted to be a princess and a teacher. (because what three-year-old doesn’t want to be a princess?) I don’t really know why I wanted to be a teacher. It was my first week of school ever and, although my mom was a teacher before I was born and for a few years later on in my life, I never actually saw my mom as anyone else other than as my mom. I was always asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. Every time I would respond with “I want to be a teacher.” After I came up with what I wanted to do, I had to decide on what grade to teach. I often found that whatever grade I had just finished was the grade that I wanted to spend the rest of my life in. I was that kid who loved school and would get up every morning excited for the new day. I had a love of learning and I knew that teaching was meant for me. Then, I went to high school. I had the most rotten experiences in high school that I hope no teenager ever needs to face. I started to actually hate going to school and I hated learning there. I started to question whether or not teaching was something I really wanted to do. For the first time in my life, I didn’t know how to answer that over asked question: what do you want to be? I want to backtrack for a second. I got my first job when I was in the eighth grade. I started working two…

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