My “Why Teach” paper was written during Dr. McMahan’s EDUC 5123 which was my first class to take in the MAT program. The words within my paper came from deep within my heart and are still sincere today. My reasons and passion for teaching have not changed. The biggest contribution I want to make during my teaching profession is to empower each and every one of my students to be successful during their time in my classroom. I will instill confidence in them by utilizing different teaching methods so that every student has the capabilities of a positive learning experience.