Personal Statement: Why I Want To Be A Teacher

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My goal in life is to become a kindergarten teacher. I have wanted to be a teacher since I started going to school when I was five years old. I was undecided on what grade to teach until I took teacher cadet during my senior year of high school. I decided to student teach a kindergarten class, and I was with them for six weeks. After being with those students for that period of time, I realized that I needed to be with kindergarteners. I love younger children, and I want to be able to make a difference in their lives and build relationships with them. I want to become a teacher because I want to make a difference in a child’s life. When I was little, the only reason why I wanted to become a teacher was so I can decorate a classroom. I used to decorate the walls in my room to make it like a classroom and I would always set up my stuffed animals in rows and teach them. As I grew older, I started to understand that there is more to being a teacher than just decorating a classroom. My Spanish teacher throughout sixth, seventh, and eighth grade really opened my eyes to this. She truly cared about every student who walked in through her classroom door, and she did everything in her power to help her students succeed and have fun in her class. After being in her class for three years, I knew I wanted to be just like her as a…show more content…
I agree with these two beliefs on philosophies. I believe that everyone is willing to learn, because that is the only way you can grow as a person. You can learn many things from parents, grandparents, and other families members outside of school, but not as much as a teacher can teach you. Also, I think it is important for a teacher to be able to analyze personal beliefs, attitudes, and values because these three things should help a teacher define their educational

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