I will serve as a resource to my students and I hope to be an inspiration to them.In turn, I hope they become kind, respectful adults. I'll feel successful as a teacher if my students are successful in attaining their goals.
These students are in the second grade, meaning that they are impressionable yet vulnerable to their environment whether this means at home, at school, or in their greater community.
Some of these students don’t speak English as their first language, and some come from low-income households that can limit their educational experiences outside of the classroom.
Current and future education students were asked to describe their motivation; what inspires them to succeed at their teacher training studies.
Here's a collection of short essays by aspiring teachers.
My parents taught me as a child that schooling was vital to success in life.
Truly, that lesson has been the most important in my path to college.
by Nicole Gongora The dream of success motivates me to study. Every child should be given the opportunity to showcase their strengths and follow their dreams.
College was never a dream for me; it was a far off, unattainable fantasy.
When balancing academics, work, and my social life, it can get challenging to keep going.
But, with the future of children’s education in my hands, I always get back on track. I was a lost child in high school; I didn’t know how to apply to college, let alone afford it. As a future educator, I am committed to helping my students succeed, achieve more, and continue onto higher education.