The Power of Teaching
“To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is...the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind.”--(John Quincy Adams)
I have never questioned what I wanted to be when I grow up. From the time as a small child I knew that I wanted to teach. Even at the end of many long school days, I would come home and play school with the neighborhood children. I had such a desire to help others learn and took pleasure in doing so. Still, to this present day I am teaching and helping others. Presently, I coach seventh and eighth grade girls’ basketball. I am constantly teaching different methods and strategies to help enhance each individual’s game. From my previous experiences I know education is the field that I wish to pursue.
I believe that the overall purpose of education is to prepare for the future. The world is becoming more technologically advanced each day. Education is important to completely understand these new concepts. Education is the key to a successful and fulfilling life. The purpose is to give each child the equal opportunity to achieve his or her goals.
As a teacher I partake in a unique profession. I will be given the opportunity to guide many individuals into the future. I will stand in front of my class as a teacher, but also as a counselor and role model. Teaching is one profession in which many professions are combined in the classroom environment. When I become a teacher I hope that I can motivate all students to strive for excellence. After all, helping a child realize his or her potential is the main priority of education. Subsequent to each child leaving my class at the end of the year, I hope that he or she will embark on many rewarding endeavors. For me, nothing will compare to seeing one of my previous students attaining their dreams, while knowing I had the power to influence he or she on the journey.
In my classroom I hope that my students will learn from not only myself, but from the other students in the classroom. It is my desire to create a democratic classroom environment. ...