My Educational Experience

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No two people in this world go through the education system the same. Everyone's different educational experience shape the way they think about education and shape the kind of person they become. Because my educational experience was not the same as anyone else's, I have been impacted differently than others because of my teachers, parents, and school system and those impacts are what made me want to become a teacher.

Let's go downtown for lunch. A phrase I heard growing up in my home town of Kendallville, IN quite often. With our downtown as the nucleus of our community, we are very lucky to have a wide variety of small restaurants, stores to shop, beautiful landscaping and hanging flowers every summer. Not many kids passing thru last summer
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One thing they did pound hard on me though is that I will stay in school and graduate with a degree of some sort. They believe education is key to a successful life, and I agree. After praying about it and talking it over more with my family/friends, I decided Athletic Training was not for me. The new question that arose was "what is for me then?" Growing up I always loved to be around other people and especially children. I grew up babysitting for families in my neighborhood and then became a lifeguard at a lake with mostly all kids. Another strong trait that I have mostly gained from sports is leadership. I was that girl who always wanted to be the line leader or always wanted to go first in any competition I was doing. It came so easy to me because I loved knowing someone was looking up to me or wanted to be just like me. Before I came to college, my mom brought up the idea of becoming a teacher. My reaction to that idea was always the same "no thanks." In life I have a problem always putting my wants before my needs. I wanted to make a lot of money, I wanted to be on my feet and I wanted to live a better lifestyle than what I thought a teacher did just based on their income. One night before bed I was reading my bible and one verse stood out to me more than ever. It was Galatians 6:6 "The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him." In that exact moment, my world and view changed suddenly. I wanted to become a
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