ERIC Number: ED471469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
America's Children Are Counting on You: 10 Reasons To Become a Teacher.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.
This brochure presents 10 reasons for becoming a teacher: (1) to ignite the spark of curiosity in children; (2) to practice three of life's valuable virtues: kindness, patience, and understanding; (3) to experience the joy of seeing children learn to read, write, and do arithmetic and set them on a path to success in school and in life; (4) to share one's love of learning with young minds and help students discover their potential; (5) to see the world through a child's eyes while sharing one's knowledge, and to learn something in return; (6) to make the same kind of difference in a child's life as one's favorite teacher once made in one's own life; (7) to help children understand the diversity of cultures and values that make the country strong and proud; (8) to serve children, the community, and the country; (9) to turn one's love of learning into a love of teaching; and (10) to share one's passion for teaching and learning. The brochure also contains a letter from Laura Bush. (SM)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Students, Teaching (Occupation)
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 5E110, Washington, DC 20202-3601. Tel: 202-401-1411; Tel: 800-USA-LEARN (Toll Free); Fax: 202-401-8377; e-mail: WhiteHouseforHispanicEducation@ed.gov; Web site: http://www.thenewteacherproject.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Authoring Institution: White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.