7 Wonderful Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher ...


7 Wonderful Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher ...
7 Wonderful Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher ...

There are many reasons why you should become a teacher. I always say I have the best job in the world, which is difficult to say when you have never actually done every job in the world. Whoever said those who can't, teach, clearly didn't know what they were talking about and I sincerely believe that those who can, should! When I was growing up, teaching was down a long list of potential professions that began with Princess, Super Girl and Wonder-Woman. It fast became apparent that the pathway to my top professions of choice was blocked firmly by reality, so I decided that my super power would be to impart knowledge upon others (I can't see that being made into a Hollywood movie). While I don my cape, here are my reasons why you should become a teacher.

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Young at Heart

Teaching means that I actually keep up to date with what the youth culture is concerned with - primarily because I have to in order to be on their level and ensure that the lessons I create are relevant to them. This keeps me young mentally, and although I'm by no means ancient, connecting with young people means that I can absorb some of their energy and youth via osmosis. Well, kind of. This is one of the great reasons you should become a teacher.


Giving is Good

Teaching means that you're giving something back to society and contributing to the shaping of the minds of tomorrow's leaders, innovators, movers and shakers. You're also contributing to the community. Teachers are, by and large, seen as role models and respected by others. Perhaps in some countries more so than others, but I like leading by example and being the best I can be so that I can ensure my students can be the best they can be.


Lifelong Learning

The irony is that the person who learns the most in the classroom is the teacher, which is why the act of teaching means you are learning! Becoming a teacher also means that you will constantly be learning about the changes in the profession. Frequent syllabus changes mean that you may be teaching lots of different things over a number of years and broadening your horizons, making you more able to impart wisdom upon your lovely students.



One of the great things about teaching is that it can fit nicely around raising a family. This obviously depends on where and what you teach, but you will mostly take your holidays when your children take theirs, which means childcare becomes less of an issue. One of the down sides, of course, is that travel becomes more expensive as the prices are hiked up during the holiday season.


Professional Development

Teaching doesn't have to start and begin with your presence in the classroom. It's a profession that, with the advances in technology, is always evolving. There are so many things you can do with teaching - creating resources for others to benefit from, creating apps and online resources to supplement your teaching, and examining for an exam board can all be great ways to supplement your income.

Famous Quotes

Meaning is not what you start with but what you end up with.

Peter Elbow

Deep Impact

Teaching is a vocation. It's generally a profession through which you're unlikely to become a millionaire but that's beside the point. You can have a real and lasting impact on a young person's life by helping them realize their potential, which is incredibly satisfying.


Variety is the Spice of Life

I can honestly say that no two days are the same for me in teaching. The job is by no means a sedentary one, which means I regularly clock-up a lot of the mileage on that (imaginary) pedometer and burn loads of calories, but that's one of the perks of the job! Also, every class is different with its own unique brand of characters that make me laugh every day - great for the soul!

If you were thinking of taking up teaching as a career, I would recommend it. Yes, like all jobs, it can be tiring, but it's rewarding and fun. Are any of you teachers or thinking of becoming one? What do you love about the job?

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Where Thoughts and Opinions Converge


I considered becoming a teacher but we have such a backlog of them that it's even difficult to be on the supply list.

I've been a teacher for over 20 years and I still love it. I teach English and History at a secondary school. And it is NEVER boring

I've been a teacher for 13 years and still love it. However in my state and district, teachers are paid less than even garbage men, so a lot of the teaches who really care about the kids are having to find new careers in order to just live.

All these reasons are why I'm becoming a teacher. Holidays not so much, more of a bonus; since I'll be doing something I love.

I am thinking about being a teachermaybe art... I'm still trying to figure about which area or grade ...

I'm currently majoring in elementary education and I'm excited about it. I've always had the dream of becoming Wonder Woman, a super girl, and a teacher as well haha but I volunteer at my town's elementary school as well. Every day is different and the kids are fun and full of energy. I am happy that I chose the right major and occupation (I don't even care about the low income) (: I can't wait to be a teacher!

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