An Essay On Becoming A Teacher

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If you had asked me nine years ago, I would have told you that I will never work with kids. That being said, I was also only eight years old at the time. However, only a few years later, I found myself with the growing passion to pursue a career in education, thanks to the influence of a few teachers. Only a handful of teachers who have truly left a positive impact on my education. Focusing on learning over results was what set these teachers apart from others. Rather than focusing on getting that "A" in class, these teachers helped me to focus on my own learning and well-being. They helped me maintain my grades, and I found that I was much happier with myself and what I was learning in school. Nevertheless, I have also had many teachers, where from my perspective, were not engaged in what they were teaching and as a result, I was not engaged in my learning. The quality of my work done in these classes declined, and before I knew it, I dreaded these classes. Teacher are highly influential because they can shape youth for the better or worse. In spite of those who left a negative impact on my education, I strive to become a teacher.

One summer, I decided to volunteer
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The junior students at my school rely on student mentors for support in their individual growth. As a mentor, I develop weekly lesson plans to engage grade 8 students in their transition to high school. Supporting these students and providing guidance in their academic and personal life is what I am there for. These grade 8 students need senior students who will encourage and ensure that they will be fine in high school because they can form connections as students. I only had personal connections with two senior students when I entered grade 8, and they were both family members. My motivation to become a student mentor came from my own personal experience that nobody should have to
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