Friday, October 26, 2012

Teach Me to Teach

In high school my friends would always tell me that I should be a "Home Economics" teacher.  Hearing the people I love tell me that I should be a teacher, kind of hurt me at the time.  I thought to myself "do you people think that the highest thing I can aspire to be is a teacher?".

I came up to Utah State with grand intentions of completing my prerequisite classes for a Dental Hygiene program.  As I began taking Human Physiology I could tell that no matter how much I had loved my internship at a Dental office and how much I looked forward to having a professional career, there was absolutely no way I would be able to suffer through so many classes that I didn't enjoy and often made my stomach do somersaults.  I decided that Dental Hygiene wasn't for me and suffered through my first semester of college taking classes that I didn't enjoy.

A couple semesters went by and I had no clue what I might want to do with the rest of my life.  As I sat in my Dress and Humanities class I realized just how much I loved my home economics classes and how many of my favorite sewing, cooking, child development, ect. teachers truly had made a difference in my life.  I decided one winter morning that I too wanted to make a difference in the lives of teenagers.  I always knew that I wanted to help people and being a teacher seemed like the perfect way to inspire and mold young minds.

I aspire to be a teacher!  I am so excited to be able to be in a classroom and make a difference in lives.  I hope not only to be a respected teacher and authority figure but to be someone that my students can trust and confide in.  I hope to do for my students, what my teachers did for me.

And thus I complete my assignment for Tech Tools for Teachers