Three main things that inspired me to become a teacher are the teachers I had throughout my education in primary, my mum and her career and lastly the reaction I received when I mentioned my interest in becoming a primary teacher. All five teachers I had throughout primary inspired me in a different way. From showing me the type of person a teacher needed to be to the type of teacher I wanted to be. When I applied to university for education, I remember thinking back to my primary six teacher, I realized she is what inspired me as she was the type of teacher I aimed to be. Approachable, understanding and almost like a second mum.
Secondly, my mum and her career as she has worked with children most of her life and always shares the experiences she has with them as an early years educator. Not only helping them progress academically but with confidence at Christmas plays or getting them to engage in a different area. This is what I hoped to do.
Lastly, whenever I told anyone, from teachers, family or friends that I wanted to be a primary teacher, their reaction confirmed it for me. It was 100% what I wanted to do. Everyone instantly said they could imagine me in a classroom teaching young children. Of course, after saying all that, I have always wanted to work with children and shape their futures. Personally, receiving that email on results day saying ‘there has been an update to your UCAS account’, quickly logging into see the “congratulations you have been accepted into Education” message, was the best feeling, knowing that in four years time ill be doing the job I always wanted.