Education is the Foundation of Opportunity

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Education is the Foundation of Opportunity"Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier." - Charles F. Kettering(inventor of the electric starter, 1876-1958)I want to go into education with an open mind. Education is the foundation of opportunity, and I want to give young people all the opportunities I've had. It is because of these opportunities that I feel that I was called to the field of education.

Every person who has ever been in school knows that there are teachers we will remember and teachers we will forget. We think of all the effective teachers we've had over the years with a sense of recognition, but the ones that have touched our humanity we remember with a deep sense of gratitude. We will remember some teachers because of what they taught us, some we will remember because of why they taught us. Students in my class may not leave with a complete grasp and understanding on linking verbs or calculus, but they will gain a little bit more knowledge about life.

I want my classroom to be very organized. I want my rules, procedures, and consequences to be very clear to the students. I want them to know what they are and why I made them. I believe that organization is a key factor in a teacher's success. Show me a teacher who isn't organized, even in their own way, and I will show you an ineffective teacher. I also want my classroom to be neat in appearance. I want the seating arrangement to be set up to where students will have no problem walking around. I also what the decorations on the wall to be neat. I want them to represent something important and not just be there for show.

I now want to tell...