Education can change the world

Scholarship Entrant: Dakota from Arlington, Texas
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Dakota: 2

Career choices can be difficult for some and the thought of changing the world may seem outrageous, however there are careers that can change the world and shape the future. Teachers help to create the future generations of lawyers, doctors, and politicians. I want to enable my students, through education and motivation, to leave the world better than they have found it. Like many social Reconstructionists, I feel that we as teachers owe it to the future generations to instruct them how to handle the problems they will encounter in hopes that they will pass on fewer problems to their children. Upon graduating from Tarrant County College, I will attend Texas Tech University to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Consumer Science Education.
Students need to feel the selfless satisfaction that comes from helping their fellow man. I have had many excellent teachers throughout my educational experience, some of these have been wonderful teachers that have set lessons to life.
Others have been boring, overly strict, unapproachable, and at times unknowledgeable. I have learned valuable lessons from both. A positive and fun learning environment makes students want to be in the classroom. The first step in learning is that the students must want to be there. When students are bored or feel as though they are not respected, then they have already closed the window through which they can be reached and thus taught.

Vote for Dakota: 2

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