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


Ashley Langston said...

Hey! Remember me from like 2 years ago? Let me just tell you that no matter how hard it is, it is SO worth it!!! It's one of the hardest, but best jobs in the world!

Rachel Nell said...

I love this :)