Making a Difference as an Educator

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Making a Difference as an Educator

I believe the purpose of an educator is to enhance minds and touch lives. I think it is wonderful that in the country we live in today, that all children are not only given the opportunity for an education, but are forced to take advantage of it. Almost every adult can look back at their school years and think of at least one teacher that has touched their lives in one or more ways. I hope that as an educator that I will have made a difference in many lives and be their motivation to reach their highest goals.

I can not wait to become a teacher. I love to work with children and I love to see them enjoying themselves. I want to become a teacher so I can be given the chance to touch lives and teach in a fun and successful way that makes my students eager to come to school everyday. I especially want to touch lives of those who do not get any encouragement at home. I want to be able to make all children realize that they are special and that they can do anything they set their minds to. I want my students to look back on their year spent in my classroom, and say that I did touch their lives, I made learning fun, and that I treated the whole class as an equal.

Even though the pay does not equal up to the amount of work you put into teaching, I have come to realize that that is not all that matters in choosing a profession. You have to enjoy getting up and going to work everyday, and be dedicated to your job. If you do not enjoy your work, you will not do a very good job, and you will spend the rest of your life in regret and misery.

I am a very dedicated person. When I set my mind to doing something I succeed. Teaching requires a huge amoun...

... middle of paper ... likely to work towards a certain goal if not for the purpose of having learned something, than for the purpose of being rewarded.

This is how I feel about the purpose of education, why I want to be a teacher, what I want to do to further my career as a teacher, what my classroom will look like, and my philosophical approach to learning. I am going to work hard in completing all of the goals I have set for myself in life. I want to look back at my life and smile about how happy I am for having been an educator and how hard I have worked to touch lives of my students. I am especially looking forward to the first comment or letter that comes in from one of my students saying, “thank you for pushing me to do so well, and if it were not for you then I would not be where I am today, and I will always remember you for having made a difference in my life”.
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