It all started in middle school in social studies class I was very engaged in the work for the bettert part of class. Learning about the native Americans and The Mayans started it because there was so much I could learn and how we use some of the things their people used or we took what they did and improved it. Embarking on a journey noticing that history is all around me and there is no present without a past they run together. My love for history begins in middle school back in 7th grade, I can almost remember everything we discussed about the myan people from how they were around for about 3,000 years and vanished with no real explanation to the common knowledge.
When the teacher would ask any of the sp... ... middle of paper ... ...I wasn’t able to teach them what I learn. I only speak English at home now because it became my parents main language. If they hadn’t learn English they couldn’t have the jobs they have right now because English is a common language used to interact and communicate with people from different countries. I learned a new language and wasn’t bothered that the American kids began with an advance education because of their parents and relatives.
I was seven when I learned basic arithmetic and to read. My parents could not help me with my homework as I progressed through elementary school and my innate curiosity and textbooks became my “personal tutors.” As I continued through elementary school and beyond, I mostly depended on myself to study. I have been a member of the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program since my sophomore year in high school. This club allowed me to use my knowledge in science and mathematics to develop a windmill with other classmates, work on a mousetrap car with my sister, and to compete at the regional level in the mathematics competition at the regional level. ... ... middle of paper ... ...re, the world depends on technology.
After being down this road for nearly three years, I discovered that I was not satisfied with my initial career choice. The road led me to Concord College. My educational plan is to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education. I have a six year old daughter and a four year old son, that gave me complete inspiration for deciding on this field of study. Once both of my children are in school I plan to work towards my Masters in Education with a concentration in Reading.
When I was twenty –three I went to college to get my science degree, thinking that was all that I would need before I could go for my Bachelor in teaching. I was wrong. I am now going back to school, for my second half of the degree, which is my arts, and then I can go for my BA. I have worked with many teachers in this line of work and have watched how they interact with the kids. I have worked with all kinds of kids with special needs, ranging from reading disabilities to severe mental retardation.
In Mrs. Irwin’s class, I was able to connect with the book Gym Candy by Carl Deuker which led me to find my own personal tastes in literature. When my father passed I was in fifth grade, ten years old at the time. I was not old enough to fully understand the significance of something like that. With saying that, I had a great-fifth grade teacher that helped me to overcome the different complications I had during that time. These complications included built up anger and, of course, not wanting to do school
I did more research, and participated in an informational session about the program. I was sold on it. I knew I needed to immediately enroll, and work towards gaining my school counseling degree. I knew that I needed to not procrastinate any further, because I had taken two to three years off from school. National Louis University’s is an accredited university that has a CACREP counseling field.
As a student for so long, I believed teaching was the last thing I wanted to do. However, in the last year I have seen teaching in a new light. Throughout my high school career, I have had wonderful teachers to aspire me to excel within my studies, and have made an impact on my life goals. It wasn’t till my job shadowing experience that I truly made up my mind teaching was for me. One of my teachers encouraged me to job shadow an elementary class and see if I would find my calling in teaching.
Mrs. Sager, my third grade teacher, had a zest for life and made learning an adventure. I wanted and still want to be like her, but was a mentor from when you were eight a good reason to be a teacher? As any child knows when you’re having trouble, call mom! I called my mom and ask her, if I weren’t your child, would you want me to teach your child? As always mom surprised me.
I Am Determined to Become the Best Educator I Can Be School had a large impact on my life. Until I was eighteen, I did not experience education in the traditional sense. My homeroom was my bedroom; I had economics in the kitchen and science class was often held outside. I studied the usual subjects: math, reading, science, history, and English. I also studied some non-traditional subjects: Bible, canning, sewing, and cooking.