Being able to teach others and make a difference in their life is something that I want to experience. All throughout high school, working with children had always been my dream. Through summer jobs, having younger cousins, and babysitting, I have been around children all of my life. I knew when I came to college that I wanted to do something that involved children. I started off majoring in Occupational Therapy my freshman year. I was planning on specializing in pediatrics, but then I realized I couldn’t see myself being an Occupational Therapist for the rest of my life. I now know that I want to be a teacher in the future.
Working in a classroom setting with children and being able to teach them every day sounds so rewarding. I want to be able to make a difference in their lives. I want to be able to praise them when they do something good, and teach them when they do something wrong. I want to show them things and know that they learned something when they walk out of my classroom. I want to hang their accomplishments on the wall in the classroom and look at it when I walk in each day. I want the children to be able to feel comfortable enough with me to be able to participate and open up, but not too comfortable where they take advantage of me.
I want to be a teacher because I know it is what I am going to love to do for the rest of my life. I will want to wake up every day and go to work to teach the children something new. I want to be able to put a smile on their face and love what I do for the rest of my life. I feel that being a teacher is so rewarding and is such a great profession to be involved in. I love to work with children and I feel that I have the qualities to make such a great teacher to children in the future!