Teaching is a challenging job with many unique frustrations, but the rewards of teaching are numerable.
The question is though why choose teaching? I know that everyone has a reason for picking this profession, but I want to know why? Why choose to do something that is so emotionally and physically draining? What are your reasons behind wanting to be a teacher?
Here are a few reasons that I have been given in the past:
- Teachers get incredible joy in seeing the difference they make as students gain new insights, become more interested in a subject and learn about themselves.
- For many people, their work is a means to an end. They work for a paycheck in order to live their lives. But those called to teach have a true vocation.
- Many people cringe at the idea of doing a job that involves repetition of a specific task over and over. Teaching is a job that offers a great deal of variety.
- You will never learn a topic better than when you start to teach it. Students always ask the most interesting questions, prompting you to dig deeper and learn more about the aspects of science they are most curious about.
- A day of teaching when you do not laugh at least a couple times will be quite rare.
- While required classes have mandated curricula that teachers are expected to follow, it is the teacher who decide what will happen in the classroom each day.
- One of the great perks of a teacher’s schedule is that it matches up with a child’s school schedule. While you will likely bring some work home with you, you will be able to be home with your children in the afternoons.
- While some schools have moved to a year-round schedule, where teachers’ vacation is divided up throughout the year, most teaching jobs allow you to have a couple of months off in the summer where you can choose to get another job, teach summer school, or just relax and revamp for the next year.
SO WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TEACHING?
The following link is to a website that has more reasons behind choosing teaching as a profession. Why Teach