Powerful Teaching

Scholarship Entrant: Kayla from Manhattan, Kansas
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 Kayla: 41

What I love to do does change the world – one student at a time. Teaching is a powerful profession that few will step into. Teaching any age anywhere in the world gives opportunities to shape and grow others, while being shaped and grown.

Not only does teaching allow a person to feed knowledge into the minds of the people, but also skills to be used in all areas of life. There are students being raised in situations that include one or neither parent, having to figure out basic skills for themselves, and are can only live minimally. These students do not thrive, they simply survive. Teaching allows these students to thrive in life for the rest of their lives.

Teaching is also a profession in which a person can be a nomad – traveling any distance to make a living and make a difference. For those who seek adventure, teaching lead to mountains or beaches, foreign or domestic lands. Being a teacher is an adventure in itself. Each student is different in their thinking, understanding, and in how they relate. For the traveling teacher, teaching in other cultures not only gives the opportunity to teach their students from the viewpoint of another culture, but also to learn themselves, which is equally as important.
We are all life-long learners. However, to learn is natural, to teach is divine. Teachers make a difference. I will make a difference.

I will complete a bachelor’s in Elementary Education, then teach in America and in Africa.

Vote for Kayla: 41

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