My grandma always told me that “teachers are born; not made.” Thinking about the phrase, I realize the dedication and determination that “born” teachers have to change the world or positively affect students’ lives. They were born to make a difference and their life goal is to help others. It takes a special person to have the strength and compassion needed to nurture each and every student that walks through the door.
The teachers that I appreciated the most were the ones that took the time to know who I was and to understand my thought process. And I am fully thankful to those teachers that helped me realize that I may think differently than everyone else, but that is not a negative attribute.
Why did you become a teacher? Is there someone that inspired you?