Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I’ve been talking about school, and my path to becoming a teacher. I wanted to talk a little more about why I wanted to go through school on this journey, and what made me want to look into teaching in the first place.
I have been lucky enough to have some pretty wonderful teachers over the course of my school career. One of the biggest influences in my life was my first grade teacher, who I will refer to as Mrs. T., for privacy purposes. Mrs. T. was an incredible woman, in addition to being a wonderful teacher. She was kind, compassionate, and she loved each of the students as if they were her own kids. She had a passion for teaching, and gave her all to the profession each day. She was great with the students, other teachers and faculty, and all of the parents loved her as well. I’m sure a lot of young kids think about becoming a teacher at some point in their lives, but Mrs. T. gave me the inspiration to follow the dream for my whole life, until I am now only nine months away from graduating.
In addition to having Mrs. T., along with some other incredible teachers over the years, I have also (clearly) had quite the experience with children throughout my life. Having the experience of dealing with 19 completely different little human beings who I have been fortunate enough to call my siblings has taught me a lot about children. Much like in a classroom, I have experienced interacting with children from all different backgrounds and walks of life. I think that I have leaned a lot from all of the kids that I have lived with, and have really formed a love of working with children.
Have you been influenced by a certain person in your life to follow a certain career path? What made you choose to go after something in your life? Tell me in the comments!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.