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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 17, Number 5, March 2005

New Teachers' Conference

Why did you choose to be a teacher?

As a child, I loved school. My experiences and memories will stay with me forever. The teachers I had not only taught me the curriculum but also taught me about life. I want to be a part of my students’ learning.
Stacey Galigan, Okanagan Similkameen TOC

I chose to be a teacher because I love being around kids and giving them what I have to offer. I love seeing kids learn, understand, and speak French because it displays their immense potential.

My primary teacher, reading Gabrielle Roy’s les enfants de ma vie, my relationship with my aikido instructor, and a love for languages were also great influences in my choosing to become a teacher.

I’m glad I’m a teacher because it will give me opportunities in activism, graduate work, administrative work, and mentorship.
Kim Riddick, Delta

Learning a variety of topics daily with children of all ages is definitely not a boring career! Facilitating an environment of discovery is often challenging; however, when you witness a struggling child light up with enthusiasm, eager to learn more, the reward is worth the effort.
Shay Iverson, Abbotsford TOC

I enjoy working with and helping people. I believe education is extremely important. I feel I can make a difference in young people’s lives.
Mark Plimley, Coquitlam TOC

I realized after being active in my children’s school and school life that I really enjoyed being a part of a school community. I enjoy the challenge of creating exciting lessons, of motivating students, and seeing their progress. Teaching allows me to be a creative person.
Rhonda Leduc, Victoria/Sooke TOC

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