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My Goals And Goals Of Being A Teacher

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When becoming a teacher, there are so many motivations one can have. My number one motivator is the students. I want to do everything in my power to make them enjoy school, learning and be happy with themselves. Another reason I want to be a teacher is how comfortable I feel around kids and how happy they make me. I can’t even begin to explain how much fun I have; it doesn’t even feel like work. As I could go on and on about how kids make me feel, my main goal is to be able to be a motivator for all my students. Teachers are next in line to the parents as kid’s role models. I want to make a big influence on students, to be able to trust me and hopefully other teachers as they grow up. They need that extra push, especially some who may be having…show more content…
I want to be a motivator to them like some of my teachers were to me. I want them to follow their dreams and do what makes them happy, not let anyone or anything stop them from doing so. I want my students to know they can create the life they want to have. I have had a lot of motivating teachers that influenced me to decide I wanted to become a teacher. I want to be that teacher for my students. Show them I care about each and every one of them. Everyone has a teacher or two they will remember forever, and motivate them to do anything they want to…show more content…
Some methods include the KWL chart, critical thinking, and Vygotsky. The KWL chart is a strategy to guide reading (Woolfolk, 2013, pg. 319). This will help younger students by starting out doing it as a class and making it a big discussion. We can talk about a book and ask the students what they already know about it. Then see what they would like to know about it. Finally, read it as a class and make it an open discussion with what they learned. My goal with this would be to eventually get them doing it independently on their own. Critically thinking is a very big thing in a classroom. We use critical thinking in everyday life, so we should start it out young. With critical thinking comes evaluating everything: looking at the problem, evidence and the solution (Woolfolk, 2013, pg. 343). This will help explain why we got the answer we did, we don’t want our students to just get an answer and not care to understand why we got the answer. It is important to understand in school and everyday life, explanations of the answers we got. Now, Vygotsky. He has made such great points in history. He talks about how the environment we grow up in, shapes the person we become. I couldn’t agree with this more. This shows how important it is to have the best learning environment in the classroom. We need to make it welcoming, safe, and fun for every student. If it is not that way, it will ruin a school experience for a kid. He also
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