When pursuing an education major program, many students are asked to write why I want to be a teacher essay. Well, being a middle school or high school teacher is amazing. However, somebody may want to know why you want to be a teacher. If having difficulties writing an essay on why I want to a teacher, you have come to the right place.
My English Teacher
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
High school students hate history. When they list their favorite subjects, history always comes in last. They consider it the most irrelevant of twenty-one school subjects; bo-o-o-oring is the adjective most often applied. In response, he has written Lies My Teacher Told Me , in part a telling critique of existing books but, more importantly, a wonderful retelling of American history as it should - and could - be taught to American students. Beginning with pre-Columbian American history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the My Lai massacre, Loewen supplies the conflict, suspense, unresolved drama, and connection with current-day issues so appallingly missing from textbook accounts. A treat to read and a serious critique of American education, Lies My Teacher Told Me is for anyone who has ever fallen asleep in history class. The NEA National Education Association asked me to write a series of short articles for their members on how to teach difficult historical topics tied to race relations.
If I Were a Teacher
My background was very unbookish, and there was absolutely no expectation from my family of my ever reading very much or even writing anything. I wanted to birdwatch and be left alone. Then I was taught English by Peter Way Mr Way to me , and it was as though he walked into my head and turned all the lights on.