Teaching is a calling – there is no better way to describe it. To be a good teacher, you have to be passionate about teaching and be willing to give whatever is needed. Teaching is a tough job, but it is also very rewarding. There are so many reasons why it is great to be a teacher. Here are a few of these reasons:
1. Finding and developing potential
Every student you teach will have potential. They will all have the potential for different things and they will take different levels of effort and work to get to that potential. When you start challenging your students and see how they grow and start realising their inherent potential, you know your job is worth it.
2. You will be entertained every day
From jokes in class to homework excuses to show-and-tell – you will be entertained and be laughing on a daily basis. Kids are amazing and they can be very clever. You will never know exactly what your day will be like and you will enjoy it.
3. You will be creating the future
It may seem like a tired thing to say, but it is true. Teachers are teaching the future and preparing every kid in their class for a job, how to be successful, how to think outside the box, how to persevere, and so much more. Teachers teach the leaders of the future.
4. You have job security
If you prove to be a good teacher, you will have job security. Teachers are always in demand and there will be a school looking for teachers anywhere you go. You can be a teacher in any country and you will probably find a position relatively quickly.
5. It will keep you young
Being around kids all the time will keep you young at heart. You will have more energy and spirit than other people your age and you will be able to have conversations with the younger generations.
These 5 reasons are just a few of the reasons why becoming a teacher is a good idea. If it is your calling, make it happen.