Why become a teacher?

Teaching in my opinion is the greatest role in life that someone can do. To actually see the look of wonder and understanding on someone’s face is something that cannot be bought. To pass on knowledge and see where it takes a young person in life is amazing. To actually help young people in life choose a path in the life with your encouragement and guidance is breathtaking.  Last year I wrote an article for Sec-Ed called ‘Proud to be a teacher!’, and it outlined my reasons why teaching is the best profession, this can be accessed here and via my blog here. Below are my ‘Top Ten Reasons to be a Teacher;’

  • To teach a subject you love and have a passion for
  • To help motivate and inspire young people to be passionate about learning
  • To learn more about your subject and you as a person
  • Teaching keeps your mind young
  • To work in a innovative environment
  • To be your own boss and develop your own lessons and SoWs
  • To work with a wide diversity of people from different environments
  • To make a difference and give something back to society
  • To learn from others especially the pupils
  • The long holidays

As Batman once said, ‘it isn’t what you say that defines you but what you do’ (Batman Begins, 2005).

One thought on “Why become a teacher?

  1. I think teaching and shaping the next generation has to be high up.

    Unfortunatly we are too often constrained by teaching a syllabus and getting exam results.

    I get a real buzz from going off at a tangent and talking about things the students are interested in! For example some of my year 11 class have become fasinated by the geography of cheese. It may seem a bit far reached, but when you think about it, its cultural, its from different places, its named after famous places, there are famous events linked to it, you can talk about foodchains, animal welfare and care….. the list goes on!

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