In my life, my favorite teachers were always the ones who taught lessons inside and outside the classroom. They taught us about our past, our language and the world around us for tests and quizzes while also teaching us how to navigate through life with their lessons that weren’t needed for our grades. For me, I wanted to be that kind of person. I knew I wanted to help others when they needed help, and I knew I wanted to do that as a teacher.
In the classroom, I want to be the same as most of the teachers I’ve had throughout high school, however, I also want to be different. My teachers often made the grades the priority of the class, and being in all honors and AP classes throughout high school, my classmates and I competed to be the best in the class, and get the highest grades. We compared our grades to each others, as our teachers told us the class averages and told how impressed or disappointed they were that the averages were that high or that low. I don’t think that’s the way teachers should structure their classes. I personally think that as a teacher, I should be able to...
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- Academic Biography As I reflect upon my academic experiences and consider my “favorite teacher”, one person, in particular stands out in my mind. My high school math teacher, Amy Hoag, is by far one of the greatest instructors and sweetest person I have ever had the opportunity of knowing. She not only made math fun and easy to understand, she also invested herself into each and every student. Every single one of her students adored her because her love for us was so very eminent. She made a huge impact on my life in high school and I am very thankful for that.... [tags: College, High school, School, Nursing]
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