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October 4, 2019
by Chelsea Blacklaw
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‘Huh. I wonder where my class has gone?’

The first question everyone asks when we begin our journey to become a teacher is why? Most student teachers would try to pin point one reason: one teacher they had or one day at school or one experience. For me, there are many reasons. I guess the simplest and yet most fundamentally important one is […]

October 4, 2019
by Leah Quantrell
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Why I want to be a teacher

I love to learn. The way I see it, there is no better way of continuing to learn than becoming a teacher myself. To be given an opportunity to work in an environment where every day will be different; where every day I can wake up and not dread having to drag myself to work; […]

October 4, 2019
by Rosie Nicolson
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Why a teacher?

One of the main reasons that I want to be a teacher is my Granny, who used to teach but was forced to retire early due to cancer. Thankfully she is still alive and cured. My Granny has told me many stories about teaching and how rewarding it is, so from a young age it …

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October 4, 2019
by Martha Sherwin
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Cliche But True

My first day of school I cried. I was “that” child. The difficult one. The one that missed her mummy and daddy. So, it brings my family much amusement that I want to be a primary teacher. Like most children I went through the the “I want to be a firefighter, no a window cleaner, […]

October 4, 2019
by Lindsey Pate
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Why I want to be a Primary Teacher?

There is a few reasons why I wanted to be a Primary Teacher, the main reason is because I know I can do a better job than my previous teacher. She was the worst she never challenged or pushed people to be better, in addition to that she never praised people who were trying hard. […]

October 4, 2019
by Zoe Neilson
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Why teaching?

Teaching for me isn’t just about educating a class of 30 odd kids from 9 till 3 every Monday to Friday. It’s about inspiring the next generation to become greater than the last. I believe that every child is an individual who has something new to offer to the world, and it is my responsibility […]

October 4, 2019
by Colleen Duncan
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I want to be a teacher because…

I have always gravitated to caring projects and I also thrive from helping other people learn and grow. Throughout school I Helped my mum coach badminton to others in my primary school. Although Badminton was not my favourite sport, this was my favourite time of the week as i could help others improve their game. […]

October 4, 2019
by Hafsa Zahoor
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First Entry: Why I want to be a teacher

Ever since I can remember I always wanted to become a primary school teacher. To be able to make a difference in a child’s life and see them grow as individuals is a fulfilling experience and an ambition of mine. I began doing voluntary work with children at the age of 15. I began by […]

October 4, 2019
by Emily Boyle
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Why I wanted to become a primary school teacher

It didn’t surprise any of my family or friends when I told them I was applying to university to become a primary school teacher. Why? The reason why was because whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I was older, they were always met with the same response; which was of course […]

October 4, 2019
by Abbie Queen
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Bicarb Volcanoes, Electrical Circuits and Sketchers Sandals

Why do I want to be a teacher? A question I’ve been asked since I applied, even before. The answer is the same as most; inspiration from a teacher I had in primary school. However, it was not for writing or music but for maths and science. My teacher, with her signature Sketchers Sandals, allowed […]

October 4, 2019
by Andrew Middleton
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Why I strive to become a Primary School Teacher

Many children grow up without the distinct privileges that I had as a child; a stable home environment, stable friendship groups, good schooling and many more. I have always strived to help and touch people’s lives throughout my own life and I see becoming a Primary School Teacher as the perfect way of being able […]

October 4, 2019
by Caitlin Hill
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Bonding with Children

I immediately wanted to become a teacher when I realised I had a natural bond with children. Coming from a large family and helping out with my child minder Aunt developed this bond. I was also inspired by my one of my primary teachers who was extremely creative in comparison to other teachers. For example, […]

October 4, 2019
by Sarah Oliphant
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Why I want to be a teacher

I want to be a teacher as growing up my Auntie was a teacher in my primary school. I spent a lot of time in her classroom after school helping her, I also spent a lot of time outside school with other teachers at birthday parties etc, seeing what my Auntie and her friends did […]

October 4, 2019
by Mhairi Foley
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At the age of 11 I was told that I had dyslexia. I had no idea what dyslexia was, i also had no idea what to do about it or what it meant for my future education. However my P7 teacher was able to convince me that it will not ruin my education. However I […]

October 4, 2019
by Adam McIntosh
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Tuesdays with McIntosh

Overall there was two decisive factors in my choice to begin my training as a primary teacher. Whilst I was still in primary and attending my p7 classes this began the thoughts on how I would like to follow in my teachers footsteps. It shone a light on how an educator does so much more […]

October 4, 2019
by Lauren Moore
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Why a Teacher?

When I was young, my life used to be all about dance and I wanted to grow up to be a dancer. As I got older, I started to volunteer and help teach classes at my dance school. I started to really enjoy helping others master and overcome difficult challenges and began to think that […]

October 4, 2019
by Julie Grant
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Why do I want to be a teacher?

All throughout my time at Primary School I was inspired by my teachers all starting when I walked into my first day of Primary One. My teacher was kind, enthusiastic and a great role model to all of her class. From that first day in her class till now, I still remember some of her […]

October 4, 2019
by Fiona Allan
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Why I want to be a teacher

Like many other teachers to be, i was inspired by my own experiences in school with my teachers. After struggling with mathematics for years and having teachers who just did not support me, it made me appreciate when i finally was taught by a teacher who took many different approaches and put in the time […]

October 4, 2019
by Annie Webster
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What inspired me?

Throughout school I never really had an idea of what I wanted to do in the future. My teachers were an inspiration to me and made me realise that teaching is a great career that has many rewarding opportunities. I love helping and guiding children in the correct direction in order to gain an education […]

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