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When we were given the task to write about why I went into teaching, I felt that my most obvious reason was too practical to be worth anyone’s time. It’s the same reason that I don’t feel any push to put my thoughts out on social media like Twitter. I knew by my sophomore year in high school that I wanted to become a teacher, but like any other fifteen- year-old, I was not totally committed to it. However, the two jobs for females in the late seventies were still teaching and nursing. Teaching seemed like the better fit.
I have never regretted my decision to be a teacher and I feel now that I was called to the profession. I have come to realize that teaching is like skimming stones over a pond. The ripples created from those points of contact with the water spread out and affect more and more of the surface of the pond. Just as the moments with my students ripple out to affect other people, our community, and places that those students travel and make their own homes. That is how teachers change the world: one moment, one lesson, one contact at a time.