“To teach is to touch a life forever.”
I still remember my teacher from 5th grade. She used to handle Science for us. All the students used to eagerly wait for her classes because she taught from her heart. Of course, we didn’t know this back then because we were just kids. She made Science fun. She would always have either a plant, flower, or some sort of model with her and she enacted things. It did not feel like we were forced to learn. Learning was more like an outcome of the stories that she told us and the activities that she made us do. I am thorough with the “states of matter” lesson because of the way it was taught. I am sure you would also have a teacher that touched you and went beyond textbooks to teach you.
Some 15 odd years later, if I still remember her and the things that she taught us, it stands true to the above-mentioned quote, “to teach is to touch a life forever.” Teaching as a profession is divine and difficult. There is a common misconception that teachers do an easy job. This couldn’t be any more wrong. Teaching is a responsible job. Teachers have the added responsibility of molding future generations.
Today, we will be looking at 5 reasons why taking up teaching as a profession is a great idea. The importance of a teacher in society is commendable. The great teachers of India stand proof of this. Their contributions and guidance have made a huge impact on the nation. Be it Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, or Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, these teachers have made a difference and have inspired the generations to come.
5 Reasons to Take Up Teaching as a Profession
1.Inspire and Influence
As mentioned, teachers have the added responsibility of shaping future generations. More often than not students look up to teachers and get inspired by the things that they say and do. Teachers have an opportunity to make a difference. As a teacher, you will have the unique opportunity to steer a mass in the right direction. This need not be huge things. You can teach them to be responsible and sensible citizens. For instance, you can throw light on things that matter such as climate change, marine life, and likewise.
2.Improvement and Learning
Teaching and learning go hand in hand. Since you will be around young, curious, minds all day, you will be able to push yourself and get better every day. With the numerous changes in the education sector and in the subjects that you teach, you will be urged to keep yourself updated and that is a great thing. When you are in an environment that asks a lot of questions and is inquisitive, you grow and develop each day. You get to polish your skills and techniques. For instance, teachers across the globe are familiar with online teaching now. It is the sudden development that urges teachers to upskill themselves. There are a lot of teaching blogs that help teachers to upskill and polish themselves.
The joy of making a difference and making a change in the right direction is like no other. Teaching provides job satisfaction that is like no other. Every child is different and like we always say, teachers have to use different teaching strategies and techniques to cater to each kid, and when you convey a difficult concept and the students understand it, you get a rush of joy like no other.
Teaching is a respectful job and people look up to teachers for the work that they do and the influence they have. Teaching is a noble profession. Teachers look at all students alike regardless of their academic performance and grades. They guide and direct students and as mentioned previously, they inspire and shape future generations.
5.Potential for Growth
The stability and job security of a teaching career are high. There is always potential for growth. It is a clear career path with a lot of opportunities. The potential that teachers have is commendable and the possibilities of teaching are vast. With online teaching apps and virtual classrooms on the rise, you can teach from the comfort of your home and without any geographical restrictions.
Teaching is one of the most important professions in the world and we have listed five reasons why you should choose teaching as a profession. There are very few things that are as rewarding as making a sound difference in shaping the lives of young people, and inspiring and mentoring them to become the best versions that they can be. Teaching goes beyond subject knowledge and the satisfaction that it provides goes beyond words.
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