"To the Reader " Ever since I was a young child I have always wanted to become a teacher. It has been my dream for many years. Now that I am in college it is time to make that dream my reality. I must work hard in order to achieve this goal because the road to teaching is not an easy one. One must put forth a tremendous amount of time and effort in their work. I am willing to do this on order to reach my goal of becoming a teacher.

This semester I took Education 106. This class was a wake up call to the real world of teaching. I always thought that in order to become a teacher it was going to be a lot of work but I did not know that it would be as much as it is. Through taking this course this semester I have realized I need to learn to balance work and make sure I get it all done. I have realized that I am not going to be able to get by, by only doing the minimal amount of work. I have to do everything to its fullest and to my best.

I have many goals for my college career. One of my long term goals is to impact a child the way my kindergarten teacher has influenced me. Although I may not find out that I have influenced a child's or children's lives I hope I am able to do so. It would be the greatest satisfaction of my life. I also have short term goals. One of my short term goals is do well in this course as well as my other classes.

Another short term goal is try my hardest to fully understand the value of being a teacher. I know being a teacher is a very rewarding job but I would like to look further into the inner workings of being a teacher and to understand it better. Being a teacher is a very important thing and I will try my best to achieve this goal. I will never let my dream of becoming a teacher and I will always strive to do my best because I know you can't be a successful teacher without putting in one hundred percent effort.