Every teacher devotes his or her life to education for reasons as individual to them as any other part of their identity. Still, it usually isn’t the money, and it isn’t the long summer vacation.
Reasons for becoming a teacher are deeper than that, and while they are personal, they are almost all united by the desire to impact peoples’ lives.
There is a demand for great teachers everywhere and a person is called to become a teacher in response to that need.
So, what’s calling you? Why do you want to teach?
Essentially, becoming a teacher lets you improve the quality of education take part in shaping the next generation.
Why be a teacher today?
Because it's challenging. Because it's never boring. Because it's important. Because our democracy depends on what happens in our schools.
People find different reasons and rewards for becoming teachers.
- They teach because they find fulfillment in imparting their knowledge of a subject to an eager new audience.
- They teach because they love the interaction with children and watching the signs of understanding appear on a child’s face.
- They teach because they have such dedication to a particular subject that teaching it to others is a natural way to further own interest in it while getting others to love it as well.
- They teach because they were inspired by a teacher while they were in school and want to become that kind of teacher to their own students.
- They teach because they want to make a difference in the world by making a difference in a child’s life.
If you recognize yourself in any of those statements, if you want to touch the future, then teaching is the profession for you.
Teaching isn’t for just anybody. But if the classroom is calling, you may just have what it takes—compassion, generosity and a dedication to positively influencing the lives of others. The world needs more people like you.
Pursue your passions and turn your love of children into a meaningful career.
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