Our school lives from kindergarten through to high school and even our college careers can only happen because of the dedicated, hard-working teachers who guide us. Teaching is not a career that everyone is able to take on; it requires a certain type of personality and a definite set of skills. 

However, if you do think that teaching is for you, then here are some of the reasons to go ahead because it is such a rewarding career. 

You Can Shape An Entire Generation

As a teacher, you will be helping to shape an entire generation. You will be teaching a subject, or be a homeroom teacher for the younger children and teach many subjects, but you will also be teaching them about special values and how they are expected to behave in life. 

You will be teaching them life skills that they can take with them into their future schooling, their careers, and their personal lives. You can see now why teaching is a special job and an utterly rewarding career, so it is, therefore, exciting to think that you have in your hands the future of the world. 

You Never Stop Learning 

For those with a love of learning, teaching is the ideal career. Not only are you in a learning environment all of the time with other people who are learning alongside you, but you will have the chance to keep learning too. A teacher will always have to keep up to date with new technology and ways of helping children to learn. It’s imperative that you attend courses and workshops in your field of study to ensure that you are giving the children in your care the best education possible. 

You can even gain additional qualifications to help you have more of an insight into the world of education and to help you to be more successful. A certificate in teaching SEL for example, which stands for ‘social-emotional learning’ can be extremely useful. 

You Can Be Creative 

In the past, teachers may have sat behind a desk or stood up at a chalkboard and taught children, however, this method isn’t overly inspiring or interesting. Thankfully, times have changed and now teachers have a much freer reign in how they work. Using the core subjects and the standards that the children in their care have to reach as a basis, they are able to create lessons that are interesting and fun as well as educational. 

It makes no difference which subject you teach, this creativity is still possible and actively encouraged. After all, a child who has enjoyed their lesson and remembers it because it is fun is a much happier child who is then in turn, eager to learn. A boring lesson won’t be remembered and the children involved won’t enjoy it at all. Getting the right balance between fun and educational is important, and it is part of a teacher’s job to get this right. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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