My Legacy Essay

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J. Steven Tefertiller EDU 210, Module 7 Aug 1, 2012 Kara Bullock As a future social studies teacher, I want to be remembered for being the artist who paints a picture of history like they could never have imagined so students can see the many facets of history they had not seen before. I want to be the scientist who can teach them how to think and then watch it happen. I want to be remembered for being flexible, yet firm. I will make an impact on every student I get to meet. I will make an impact on my students and profession by believing and teaching that every student has value, that every student is important as a miracle of life, and a miracle to life. I want to be known for having the greatest effect on underachievers. I am (was) an underachiever, and I know what it is like to be looked down on. In the words of President John F. Kennedy, “Ich bin ein Berliner!” I have walked in their shoes, stepped in their footprints; I know what it is like to live at least part of their life in school. I want to be a champion for students who do not get it on the first try, who struggle everyday and still try to do the work. I want to be the encourager for every student that walks through my door. I believe in them, because they are the future masters of the world. This can only be positive. My colleagues and students will remember me as someone who is honest without being unkind and as someone with the greatest respect for diversity. I believe that everyone counts, everyone has value. I believe in the power of an education for everyone. To paraphrase Hypocrites, “The teacher must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future. They must mediate these things, and keep in mind, with regard to the lack of understanding of the modern student, namely, that we are first to do good or to do no harm. The art of teaching consists in three
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