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Why teach?

What was the defining moment you decided to be a teacher?

“Blackboard” by Photo by M. Rehemtulla – Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

I just knew.

From the age of about six, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I would ‘play school’ at any opportunity. I would mark my pretend roll , write up ‘work’ on my little chalkboard with my toys or any friends being my students. I would mark their work with red ticks and crosses and write encouraging words of feedback on their sheets.

As I got older and experienced different teachers throughout my own education, there were plenty that inspired me.

Had it not have been for some great teachers who something in me; who gave their time freely to support what I wanted to do; who coached, mentored and guided me through the process,  I would not be the person I am today.

It’s my hope that I can provide the same opportunities for my students. That I can pay forward the experiences and the lessons I have learnt.

This post is the seventh in a series as part of the #youredustory challenge. For more information visit their website.