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The Life of a Teacher

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The Life of a Teacher

When looking back on the times of becoming the young woman that I am today, there have been times that I questioned what I wanted to become. I remember when I was in elementary school, I would play school with my friends and I would teach them. But, when I went into middle school, I became interested in the medical field, and this continued until my high school years. Both my mother and my stepmother are teachers and they have encouraged me to look into the field, but I never became interested until my stepmother asked me if I could help her on a field trip to the circus when I was in the eleventh grade.

This trip showed me that I do enjoy being around children and I knew that this was what I am supposed to do. After the trip, I told her that I was interested in the field, and that I would like to volunteer in the classroom. The only problem that I had was that I did not know what level I wanted to teach. After talking to one of my high school professors, she told me that I needed to look at every level and the right one for me would be obvious. So then the process began; I volunteered at the local elementary school and was a teacher's aid at the junior and high school. After viewing every level, I have made the decision that I want to teach the elementary students.

Through the years that I will be teaching, I not only want to be their teacher, but I also want to be someone that they can look up to and come to and t...
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