Why I Want To Be A Teacher?
This essay prompts me to answer the question: Why do I want to become a teacher? I honestly had not thought of the why until now. I just kind of knew I wanted to help younger children in some form of way. When I entered CVCC my freshman year, my major was to go into nursing, and eventually a pediatric nurse. This thought was driven not only by the want to help children, but I was also influenced by many people around me. My best friend, Sydney, is going to UVA currently for a nursing degree. My boyfriend’s mother is also a nurse who works for the local hospital in Lynchburg, Centra. These people and few others really encouraged me to go forward with nursing for the salary aspect. Two anatomy courses later, and I knew nursing was not for me. This is when I spoke to my guidance counselor at CVCC, Mrs. Allen. Mrs. Allen has been such a huge help to me and my academics. I decided to change my major to education, focusing on elementary education.
I’ve worked with younger children for many years. From the age of fourteen to eighteen, I volunteered in my local 4-H camp club. During the actual week at camp, myself and one other girl would house twelve younger girls for the five days at Holiday Lake. The ages of the girls ranged from nine to twelve. The older I got, the more younger aged girls were under my care. Not only did I have twelve girls depending on me, but I then was apart of a larger “team” or group which usually had between twenty and thirty boys and girls. To watch over these children would usually be seven to eight teens. We would work together and teach the kids different songs, games, and how to treat one another. 4-H was all about making friends. I feel this ha...