Monday, February 24, 2014

Thank you!

The other day in one of my education classes, my wonderful professor asked us to thank any teacher(s) who might have made a difference in our lives. I have had many teachers who have made a difference in my life. They are the reason why I am becoming a teacher! My first grade teacher is always the first one that comes to mind when I think about past teachers. She always made me feel like I was important, and that I could make a difference. Her influence is the main drive for me becoming a teacher. My elementary P.E. teacher was also very important, though I might be biased since she's family. I'm sure that even if we weren't related, she would still be one of the best teachers I've ever had. They were two teachers who were both there for me and after all these years I still remember their influence. One last teacher I would like to mention is my high school math teacher. Many of you might know that I have always struggled with math but this teacher made math seem so easy. He was wonderful and treated all of his students equally. That was something I didn't see a lot of in high school, so many teachers played favorites. He didn't though, and I will always be grateful for his influence, he taught me so much more than just math. 

While I have had great teachers, I have also had terrible ones. I don't want to say anything bad about the terrible teachers, but I will say that I have learned a lot from both while reflecting on the different teachers I have had. I can't wait to become a teacher myself and (hopefully) influence my students' lives for the better! Thanks to all my teachers who have made a difference in my life :)