My Ambition to Become a Teacher
Different people have different ambitions in life such as doctors, engineers, pilots, soldiers, etc. For as long as I can remember I always liked teaching people something, being helpful to others. From my childhood, I teach whatever I learn in school. It started with helping some trying to tie their shoelaces or making my younger siblings remember alphabets through a sing-song rhythm. This profession will enable me to make my humble contribution to the building of my nation by instilling the spirit of nationalism and patriotism in my students. The sense of accomplishment I used to feel when the other person finally learned whatever it was that I have been teaching them was indescribable. I used to feel as happy as the other person when those moments happened. It used to feel like I truly passed the torch to someone else. If I can help but one child achieves their goals, I will have accomplished something.
A teacher is someone who gives us a lot of knowledge that never fails. The main reason I always wanted to teach was firstly I thought teaching comes naturally to me and secondly, I always had the utmost respect for my teacher, they knew my strengths and weakness more than I did. According to Plato, education is the turning of the inner eye towards the light. By adopting the profession of teaching, I can hope to perform this stupendous task.
I aspire to make a difference in others’ lives through education. I’m studying to be an elementary school teacher because I believe that children can achieve so much more if they learn early of their potential. My parents taught me as a child that schooling was vital to success in life. Truly, that lesson has been the most important in my path to college. I don’t think I would’ve made it this far had I not taken my education seriously.
What started from teaching my siblings in their homework ended in me volunteering to teach underprivileged children and making me realize that in this world there could be never enough educators there are people in this world who are always in need of learning. I want to teach others about the importance of education so they too can prosper. Everything I’m learning at university is important for my future career and, if I don’t study it, I’m failing my future students. In view of the foregoing reasons, I am convinced that my preference to become a teacher is a step in the right direction. I will, therefore, spare no effort to achieve this ambition of my life.