On Choice of Teaching

Scholarship Entrant: Maxine from Mitchell, SD
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.
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I had always dreamt of becoming a teacher. While observing at a young age, it seemed that teachers exuded a certain bottomless energy to help, guide, and innovate. To become a teacher is an ideal example of community service, because you commit to a life of passionate dedication to the community’s future, who are our children. Those children grow into adults, who could possibly make the world into a better place.

The first step in becoming an educator would be to train yourself in time management, flexibility, and tolerance. I have worked hard to try to complete this goal, balancing student and athletic responsibilities at the same time. My second goal due for accomplishment would be to completing a higher education. To achieve this goal, I have enrolled to Dakota Wesleyan University. Their motto is “Learn Strong”, and I hope to do so. Lastly, a more tangible goal is to attain a teaching certificate, and once I have received my degree in English Education, I intend to strive for official certification.

Overall, education is empowering and multi-faceted. To inspire is inspiring, as well as is working hard for others to work hard. A teacher is more than just someone who grades worksheets; teachers are, additionally and importantly, cultural synergists and inevitably influential. William Butler Yeats said that “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”. By this, Yeats emphasized that teachers set ablaze myriad talents that every human holds. Education empowers possibilities.

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