Why I Chose Education: Annie Jacobson
Updated: May 12
Welcome to the Y-Education series! This series gives a look into why each of the student ambassadors chose to study education. We discuss what inspired us to become educators and things we have learned to love along the way.
For me, becoming a teacher was never on my radar, although I loved to learn and enjoyed working with children. My ability to nurture, my creativity, and my love for learning was what initially brought me to education. However, the lessons I have learned since studying education is what really sold me.
One thing I adore about education is the ability to build powerful connections with students. I have always been a big believer in the power of a strong connection and I truly think it has the ability to change lives. Educators have the ability to create powerful bonds with students that instill confidence, model good behavior, and hopefully help the student become a successful member of society. Teachers do have the ability to change students' lives, but I also think students can change teachers' lives. I love education because I get to learn something new every-time I interact with my students.
Another reason I want to be a teacher is because I am a lover. As teachers, it is our job to be a source of love, direction, and encouragement to the students who may not receive that elsewhere. The hope that I can provide that for even a single student is why I want to be a teacher.
I also love my major because it allows me to be creative and apply my skills to something that will make a big impact on the world. I can use my own creativity and the creativity of my students to build lessons. There is never a boring day in the classroom and the students always keep you on your toes!
There is so much to love about being a teacher and I truly believe it is the best job in the world. I am thankful for the experience and mentors that have brought me to this amazing career!
If you would like to learn about our other ambassadors' journeys to education, check out our Y-Education video series on our Instagram (@byumckayschool)!