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Saturday, April 21

  1. msg Why I Became a Teacher message posted Why I Became a Teacher I was reminded of why I became a teacher when I was teaching fractions this semester. One of my st…
    Why I Became a Teacher
    I was reminded of why I became a teacher when I was teaching fractions this semester. One of my students kept saying, this is so hard, I don't get it. I told her that was okay, we'd keep covering it until she understood it. Within five minutes, she said "Oh, I get it now. That's easy." I love those lightbulb moments!
    3:34 pm

Friday, January 27

  1. msg Why I Became a Teacher message posted Why I Became a Teacher I became an early childhood teacher because I believe in the importance of good schooling in the ea…
    Why I Became a Teacher
    I became an early childhood teacher because I believe in the importance of good schooling in the earliest years of development. I think that learning to LOVE learning is so important for our students as they advance to the next grade levels. I love being able to teach preschool, and help instill in my students the joy of learning and discovery.
    1:09 pm

Tuesday, January 24

  1. msg Why I Became a Teacher message posted Why I Became a Teacher I had one student in particular this semester that makes me remember why exactly I became a teacher…
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    I had one student in particular this semester that makes me remember why exactly I became a teacher. The first few times she was in my class she had to leave due to panic attacks. She was having a very difficult time at her high school and it spilled over into the Digital School she was attending at night. I met with her mom and we found a plan to help ease her into my class. This eventually turned into her attending the Digital School full time, and she is now fully on track to graduate on time. Being able to bond with a student and make them feel comfortable during a time of chaos for most is one reason why I became a teacher. If I can only reach one, then it is one more than may have been reached without me.
    9:49 pm

Wednesday, January 11

  1. msg Why I Became a Teacher message posted Why I Became a Teacher The first full week back after break always makes me think about why I chose teaching as my profess…
    Why I Became a Teacher
    The first full week back after break always makes me think about why I chose teaching as my profession. My students love of learning this week really made me say, "Oh yeah, without a doubt this is why!" Earlier this week I modeled how to complete responses in a new response journal. Not only were they excited to receive a brand new notebook they also listen to my every word. When they returned the following morning about 95% of my class not only completed their homework but did a response with even more reflection about the books they were reading than I thought. How exciting!!!
    6:57 pm
  2. msg Why I Became a Teacher message posted Why I Became a Teacher I think the time that I first thought about becoming a teacher was when I started reflecting back o…
    Why I Became a Teacher
    I think the time that I first thought about becoming a teacher was when I started reflecting back on my years in elementary school. When I was in first grade I had the most horrible day in Art. Not only did y teacher embarrass me in front of the whole class but she also shattered my confidence and my skills in Art. Once I was old enough to really process through what happened I realized that I never wanted another child to walk away from a day of school feeling that way. I not only went on to get an education degree but I also became licensed to teach art. It is my hope that one day I can build up the love of learning and creativity in my students.
    6:51 pm

Saturday, January 7

  1. msg Why I Became a Teacher message posted Why I Became a Teacher Oops. Wrong button! I never had much interest in teaching when younger. I was more "force…
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    Oops. Wrong button!

    I never had much interest in teaching when younger. I was more "forced" into it by a friend. I was coaching youth soccer and one of the parents felt that I would be a good teacher. She convinced me to volunteer as a TA in her self-contained SIED class. I really loved being in her class and working with her students. After that, I was hooked. There was one girl that never talked to anyone except whispering to the teacher, and never really acknowledged that I was there. When she was leaving on my last day there, she hugged me, thanked me, and ran out of the room. That didn't hurt my decision to be a teacher much! Knowing that I had made an impact on that girl reflects why I became a teacher.

    Last night I was reminded of why I became a teacher again. Our high school had our mid-year graduation ceremony last night. One tradition we have is that any graduate is allowed to give a speech if they want. During one of the speeches, the young lady graduate said that she would have dropped out of school and never graduated if it weren't for another teacher and me. Making that kind of difference in the life of someone that has had a rough childhood is exactly why I teach.
    2:05 pm
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Thursday, January 5

  1. msg Why I Became a Teacher message posted Why I Became a Teacher I became a teacher, more specifically a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, because I feel like …
    Why I Became a Teacher
    I became a teacher, more specifically a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, because I feel like I am teaching students real life skills that get lost sometimes in today's world. I feel like I am making a difference in children's lives when I teach them what foods they should be putting into thier bodies and how to be both physcially and emotionally well through stress management and the forming and maintaining relationships throughout thier lives. I want my room to be a safe place for students to come and express thier feelings and escape, but enjoy learning as well.
    5:08 pm
  2. msg Why I Became a Teacher message posted Why I Became a Teacher It seems so conceited to talk about this now, but one of the major reasons I became a teacher is be…
    Why I Became a Teacher
    It seems so conceited to talk about this now, but one of the major reasons I became a teacher is because I was always so critical of the teachers I had. Yes, I was inspired by several. But for others, I remember sitting at my desk and thinking, "You know, I could do that. Actually, I could do it better." Finally, I felt it was time for me to put my money where my mouth was--so to speak. So I went through English Education. Now, I'm not going to pretend my first year of teaching has been all sunshine and rainbows--there have definitely been some ups and some downs. However, my students understand literature now. They're learning to like/love English not just as a subject, but as an apect of Life. Each day a student admits this to me, it is a refresher that I am doing what I was meant to do. I have a passion for my students and for English. I never thought the two would ever go together, but everyday I'm more blessed by the relationships I've built this year.
    3:02 pm
  3. msg Why I became a teacher message posted Why I became a teacher The reason I became a teacher is a cliche- to make a positive impact on the world one life at a tim…
    Why I became a teacher
    The reason I became a teacher is a cliche- to make a positive impact on the world one life at a time. I chose to work at Wasson simply to challenge myself. As a lower achieving school, I felt that I could maximize my impact on those who may need it more than others. My decision to teach is reinforced periodcially by those who simply thank me and let me know that they sincerely hope that I remain here at Wasson.
    10:26 am

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