It is no secret that the impact teachers have on their students extends far beyond the classroom. But what do we need to be doing as teachers to truly be a benefit to the world? We asked our student ambassadors how they plan to benefit the world through their teaching, and here is what they said:
Kamora Shelton: Physical Education Teaching/Coaching Major
I am going to be a physical education teacher and coach, so I plan on benefiting the world through teaching children the importance of exercising and being healthy. If kids are taught how to be healthy and active at a young age, their risk of chronic diseases decreases significantly! Not only do I want to teach children how to live a healthy and active lifestyle, I want to help them learn how to have fun doing it!
Ashley Roberts: Special Education Major
I plan to benefit the world through teaching by changing the world, one student at a time. I want to help students with disabilities, especially those who feel marginalized or left out because of who they are. Everyone deserves to be treated with love and kindness. I want to teach this to my students, to the peer mentors in my classroom, and to everyone I can.
Megan Brinton: Elementary Education Major
I plan to benefit the world by educating the future of the world. Today's children really are tomorrow's leaders. As an educator, I want to inspire my students to reach for the stars and accomplish all that they can through their learning. I want to foster an environment where my students feel safe and are able to ask questions and really be active learners. I will make relationships with my students one of my top priorities in order to create a positive learning environment where my students prepare for their future. I'm so excited to be able to make an impact on the future of the world!
Bethany Gold: Elementary Education Major
I plan to benefit the world by empowering my students to be their best selves. I feel like the modern education system doesn't always cater to the development of the "whole child". As a teacher I want to help my students foster skills in creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking. When they leave my class, I want my students to feel prepared to be better global citizens and more confident individuals.
Annie Wright: Early Childhood Education Major
As a teacher, I think the most beneficial thing I can do is love my students. I am a strong believer that when people feel appreciated and loved, they can do amazing things! I plan on making my classroom a place for students to freely express themselves and learn how to treat others with respect. My hope is that as I spread this love to my students, they will be able to go out into the world and spread that love to others!
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