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         1. The Path to Becoming a Teacher is...

               A. You like apples a little too much
               B. You like to hear yourself talk
               C. You want to make an impact on the world around you

CHOOSE ONE OF THE ABOVE ANSWERS AND SUPPORT IT WITH EVIDENCE FROM THE TEXT.

        2. Free-Response Question: "Why would you choose to be a teacher?"

          Please answer using a five-paragraph, traditional essay.

  • Thesis: I love working with others and I want to help people be the best they can be.
  • Paragraph One: The size of a salary is not proportional to the value of a career.
  • Paragraph Two: I care more about the legacy I will leave than the car I will drive.
  • Paragraph Three: There is no better sound than the sound of, "Oh, I get it now!"
  • Conclusion: I am meant to be a teacher.

          3. Video Project Rubric:

  • Waking up in the wee hours of the morning to grade papers (5 points)
  • Answering the same question a hundred times without flinching (10 points)
  • Dealing with paper footballs, broken pencils, and referral slips (10 points)
  • Successfully creating and following through with a curriculum (10 points)
  • Waiting until the bell rings to run to the bathroom and run back (5 points)
  • "Can we do something fun today?" (10 points)
  • Caring about your students, inspiring the adults of the future, and making more of a profound impact in the community and the world than any corporate lawyer, bank accountant, or petroleum engineer could ever dream of (50 points)

                    TOTAL ...................................................................................................... (100 points)
                    (+5 Bonus points for the XXL Vanilla Frappucino you just needed for that meeting)

 

Congratulations, you've passed the test.

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