My Career As An Educator

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Upon completion of my degree, I would like to gain employment in an elementary school in Eastern Oklahoma as a highly qualified teacher. Although, I prefer to work with emergent learners at a young age, I would also enjoy working with older students. After I have gained employment, I will return to school to obtain a master’s degree in special education. As a teacher, I will take on many roles, but one of the most important is that of a leader. Students will need someone to lead them in the right direction. I will strive to be that leader by staying current on professional development and best practices and implementing them in my classroom. Throughout my career as an educator, I will strive to become the role model that my students and fellow teachers deserve to have. Ethics and professionalism go beyond the classroom. In order to succeed, I must elevate my morals and standards to a level beyond reproach. I believe this disposition is superior to all others simply because without it, all credibility is lost, and I am no longer able to be the role model I wish to be for those around me. We live in a very diverse world, therefore it is vitally important that I am able to teach in a diverse environment, respecting all differences and including all learners. As a professional educator, my role does not end in the classroom, but rather extends into the community around me. In order to do my job well, I will be actively involved in community events and outreach. Five years from now, I hope to be employed working with students in need of special education services. In order to be successful at this, I will need to learn more about classroom management, specific to special education classrooms. I will also need to develop my ... ... middle of paper ... ...n any professional learning communities that I am able to contribute to. I also am a member of Kappa Delta Pi, and will utilize the resources that are available to me through that organization. I also plan to share ideas with colleagues and take time to learn from them. My goals as an educator will be a guide to what I wish to become. Utilizing all of the resources I have been provided with along the journey as a future educator will enable me to become the professional educator I want to be. Actively participating in events, workshops, and the community around me will ensure that I am able to implement new ideas into my classroom. As an educator, it is important to never stop learning. The field is constantly changing and the playing field is very diverse. Through continuing education and implementation, I can make a difference in the lives of many children.
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