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a love of learning and that you believe you could serve the best interests of their company by working

in the education sector.


Working in the education sector is not just about standing chalk in hand in front of a class of children, bestowing your knowledge onto the future generation of this country la John Keating in Dead Poets Society who said that the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself. This is only part of the picture. A career within the education sector can mean teaching students from all ages and backgrounds.

Being a teacher is one of the most rewarding, fulfilling and yet challenging careers on offer. Your role is essential because of the impact you can have on the lives of students that you teach. As a teacher you must love to learn and be ready to search constantly for answers to questions, both your own and your students'. You need a high level of patience and tolerance toward others and a good sense of humour, as well as imagination and creativity. You also need excellent verbal and writing skills as well as expertise in your chosen subject area, if appropriate. You should be able to give clear instructions which others can easily follow, and of course be highly organised. Previous experience of working with children will also give you a real advantage. Do you want a job that allows you to be able to make a difference in a young persons life while benefiting from a challenging and fulfilling career?

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The ability to help children achieve their best Inspiring them not only academically but personally Getting up on my stage and performing for them, too The thrill of a good and well thought out lesson is incomparable The kids energies; their inquisitiveness makes me want to go and teach them, and push them harder 6. I love the instant feedback I get from my students about my own performance, even when they dont realize theyre doing it 7. Being able to interact with kids who are mostly good and do try to do whats expected of them 8. Sharing my enthusiasm for my subject matter you should hear me talk to them about why I love Mesopotamia, even more than the ever popular Egypt! 9. I also enjoy seeing their growth over the nine months I have them; they come into middle school as scared elementary students and leave at the end of the year, as (mostly) prepared 7th grader 10. I love learning and I love the interaction between professor and students 11. My coworkers are great 12. I enjoy all of the funny stories that my job provides, my job is never everboring 13. When I am finally able to actually teach, I feel very rewarded when that little light bulb goes off

14. Teaching grad school, my students are amazingly dedicated teachers, I have the opportunity to travel across the United States helping teachers and schools work at the grassroots level to improve students lives 15. Working with the students; each week, I am invited to do demonstration lessons in K-12 classrooms I love the range, I love the challenge, and I reallylove the kids 16. I feel smarter every day that I come home from my job; it almost makes me feel guilty that I get paid for this! 17. Facilitating games 18. Being able to explore diverse issues and situations 19. The challenge of teaching a second language in the 21st century 20. I love getting to know the kids and I especially love having siblings come up and watching the family grow; it is a real privilege to be part of peoples lives like that 21. The rare occasion they come back for a visit, it is a joyful reunion 22. The freedom of the job; I used to be in a cube job where I had to punch a timeclock all the time 23. I have control over my job I decide what and when I teach, I decide if I am going to stay late, I can take my work home if needed (Though I dont do that as often as I used to) 24. My bosses listen 25. I like working with teenagers, plus, I learn self assertiveness from teenagers. 26. I get to work with books, which I love 27. I honestly and truly believe that teaching is what I was born to do; maybe God really does plan our lives and if we follow that plan we will be very happy with our lives 28. I seem to be good at it 29. I get to explore stories and try new ideas and encourage others to do the same 30. I love messing with their heads 31. I love how wee the freshmen are and watching them grow into young ladies and gentlemen (in theory) 32. I love the power of controlling lives well, at least for an hour or so a day! 33. I love listening to their ideas and seeing the way their minds work 34. I love the push to keep learning, to keep discovering new questions and to help students discover their own questions 35. I love kids and I love math; how many jobs can combine them? I guess the guy at the carnival who counts the kids getting on the rides, but he has to clean puke, so thats out of the question 36. Honestly, I can, in the space of 55 minutes, (on a good day) get booed for telling a bad joke, discuss planetary motion or the etymology of radish, clearly explain how a new-for-them algebra technique flows from their

previous knowledge, give a challenging extension problem and get some enthusiasm going for it (for math!), help kids who just dont get it to actually get it, and still find time for a quick game; I feel like a game show host who doesnt have to fake it 37. I enjoy sharing my love of learning and my passion for certain topics 38. It goes beyond just teaching the material its about making a personal connection with the students 39. I love sharing the excitement of a good book when I introduce it and start talking about it with excitement, the students cant wait for me to start reading; when its time to stop reading and begin our next lesson, they beg me to read just a little more 40. I also like seeing many of the cross-curricular connections students make 41. Watching the students grow year after year 42. Recruiting kids into my program 43. Being creative with the music 44. Transforming students from knowing nothing about how to play an instrument to being able to perform complicated (for them) music by the end of the year 45. Demonstrating the value of long-range planning to achieve crazy cool results 46. Guiding students to success, both individually and through group work, and marketing those successes 47. Its something like a mix of game show host, stand up comedian, dad, vaudeville juggler, and sports play-by-play commentator 48. It has helped me to overcome my fear of public speaking; Ive had students tell me that I should be an actor, preacher, and English teacher (I correct grammar frequently)
I want to be able to make a difference in lives and I enjoy working with children.

Why Do I Want To Become A Teacher?


Everyone has progressed to where they are in life because they had a teacher. A teacher is defined as someone who gives instruction and communicates skills. Our children are our future, and they need to be prepared for the future or they will not be successful in the working world. Teaching makes a difference in them, because it gives them tools to help them be successful in the future. I would like to tell you why I would like to become a special education teacher and what has led me to this decision and why I want to become a teacher. I have chosen to become a teacher because I myself am a product of someone whom I consider to be the best teacher in the world. As a child in Virginia, I was inspired by a wonderful coach and teacher named Mr. Scott Nunnaly. Mr. Nunnaly taught me that any dream was possible. If I put my mind to accomplishing any goal I could make it happen. Mr. Nunnaly inspired me to be the best I could be at anything I wanted to be. Through my childhood and in to my adult life I have had other important teachers who inspire me to accomplish my dreams. These wonderful inspiring people in my life have helped me in my decision to become a teacher. The job of a teacher means different things to different people. For some, a teacher is simply a

person who informs students about "necessary information" like math formulas, historical facts, or literary works. Yet for others, and for me, teachers are much more. They give their students not only their knowledge, but also their passion. They get involved in the lives of their students. They make their students feel good about themselves and they help the youth realize and fulfill their dreams. Being a special education teacher will have so many joys and challenges. Some of the challenges of becoming a special education teacher are helping students overcome every day challenges. I have often heard that it takes a special person to become a teacher with students that have...

I want to become a teacher because I truly have a passion for making a difference in others lives. I feel that teaching is perhaps one of the most fulfilling roles in life. Becoming a teacher to me means helping to shape another person by teaching and instructing them. Becoming a teacher is a huge responsibility with many obstacles, and I am willing to take on the challenge the way so many before me have....