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Why do you want to be a Teacher?

August 7, 2012

Talking about career that we chose, question above must be the first question that comes to our minds. Of course we have to give a concrete answer for this kind of question because we are determining our own future. Everyone needs to make some reviews on what they choose. This is important so that we do not regret it later. When comes to personal view, these are the things that I have figured out. The first reason why I want to be a teacher is because I do not have much choice left since I involved in road traffic accident a few months after I left my secondary school and at the same time I had to go through a major cranial surgery due to an infection called meningitis. After the operation, I have been admitted to the hospital for such a long time for the process of recovery. During that period of time, there are a lot of offer reached me including engineer course that I like very much. But, unfortunately, I have to reject them since my health condition did not permit me to do so. Honestly, before the tragedy happened, I preferred to be a flight engineer rather than an English teacher because I love and quite good at Science, Mathematics and English subjects since primary to secondary school. Actually, teaching is my second option. So, I use a lot of time during my admission in the hospital, reconsidering my career. Finally, after being advised by my family and people who close to me including my friends, I decided to be a teacher by accepting the offer. This was the last one if I am not mistaken. Otherwise, I postponed my study and have to wait for the coming year. I think this was the best decision that I had ever made and maybe it was Gods will to be who I am today Since I have chosen teaching as my profession, I should be optimistic and look forward to excel in this profession. In my opinion, teaching is a noble job and requires a lot of qualifications. Therefore, I have to work hard to obtain the requirements. A quality teacher cannot be produced in a day. They need qualities such as credibility and integrity since teaching is very challenging. We must physically and mentally ready when comes to the real life situation where we have to educate younger generation. Since we will be dealing with students who are still in childhood stage, we will be facing students with different backgrounds and behaviours. Sometimes, it is hard to understand them, but that should not be the obstacle for us not to do our job. Things like this must be handled with patient and

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care because the students themselves tend to touch and became rebellious if we did not use positive approach. The purpose of being a teacher is not to teach until they become smart, but also to include all those good values during teaching session, so that we can produce all rounded and holistic students. As their second parents, it is a satisfaction whenever we heard that our students become successful person. In other words, we already contribute to the society by serving the country fellowmen. Some say, education sector is one of the factors that influence the countrys economic growth because the only way out from poverty is by being educated. Educated societies show that there is much development in their living standard. Besides that, I am glad to be a teacher because it is respectful profession. From the society perspective, teachers viewed as a candle as they sacrifice themselves to serve knowledge. Knowledge is something to share not to hide from people. How would we distribute it? That is why teachers are needed to deliver all sort of information to everyone. In fact, teachers responsible for all the essential basic skills that one should have such as reading, writing and counting, besides taking care of their students welfare. At the same time, there is one thing that I realize since I got involved in this profession which is the nature of learning. Before we teach others, we have to teach ourselves first to make sure that we understand it well so that we are able to deliver every massage from each topic clearly. Finally the learning outcomes are achieved. Somehow, as I mentioned earlier, it is not that easy to explain to somebody until they could completely understood. Therefore, we need to come out with solutions instead of complaining. The best solution is by the variety of teaching. We have to get ready a few methods of explaining. We cannot expect that the students can get the subject to focus on easily because everyone have different ways of thinking and prefer certain method. In a simple term, variety of teaching serves as the backup plan for teachers. So far, I think that I have the characteristics of a teacher. For example, I like to share my knowledge and experiences with other which show that I am a talkative and interactive person. The best word to be use to describe is friendly. It has been my pleasure to share my knowledge with others. Another thing is I love children. It is quite interesting to observe their behaviour toward learning. They tend to follow what

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they see. So, I will make sure that they are influence by a good culture through good example from the teacher.

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