Why do you want to be a teacher? Here are some of their answers. You just have to change one world at a time.
This is a guest post by Waski The Squirrel. I run a small blog on Townhall.
Rural America is an ignored sector of education, except in the occasional news article about poverty. My current school educates about students who come from an area of just over square miles. The school where I student taught back in Pennsylvania graduated students every year.
The school where I took my first job graduated 14 students that year. In college, my major was in Physics. I took math and science as electives. In North Dakota, my elective choices turned out to be a good thing. I was the only science teacher in my school.
I taught every single science course for grades as well as one math class. I learned more about time management that year than I ever thought could be learned. After 6 years of this, I really saw how the different sciences went together.
The other side of this was to live in a town of about I got to know students, their parents, and even their grandparents. My social life was always with people who knew my students personally. I also discovered that in a small town, you are involved in many aspects of the community.
I became involved with the ambulance, my church, economic development, and various other activities. It was a great place to learn how to teach. I had small class sizes. Classroom management was fairly easy. I was able to push kids because parents knew me as a person. They realized I wanted the best for their children.
After some initial resistance to my high standards, I was able to accomplish a lot. I spent six years in two different schools of this size.
Unfortunately, rural America is losing people. I wanted to find a school that was rural, but would stay open through my career.
I spent one unhappy year in a larger school. It was rural, and about the size of my current school, but there were serious problems there that I was not prepared to deal with. During that year, NCLB came into effect and I got myself highly qualified in the various sciences as well as math.
Though the population is sparse, there is actually quite a lot out here. It has been a good experience. For the first time in my career, I was not the youngest teacher. I actually had teachers coming to me for advice!What term do you want to search?
Search with google. Make a contribution Subscribe More commonly-held assumptions about why people teach, such as . “Why I Want to Be a Teacher” First of all, I love kids and it has always been my dream and passion to become an educator.
For most people, the word teacher is defined as someone who is responsible for informing or teaching someone something. But not everyone would have .
"Our goal is to teach children to be active and to love activity. We want to develop skills, strength, and agility.
We want to involve children in lead-up games that flow into sports so they want to be active for their lifetime." Diane Taylor. My Philosophy. "I want to teach children something more. I want to know by the time they leave my classroom they have gained something that will stay with them forever.
I want to know that I . A colleague once asked me why I teach online. After several seconds of thought, I realized how that answer has changed over the last 10 years.
I first began teaching online because it allowed the students to use the current technology to their advantage and have a little flexibility in their schedule. Maybe an amazing teacher changed your life when you were younger, and you want to share that with a new generation of students.
Many people cite a favorite teacher as a source of inspiration in their decision to pursue a career in education.