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I¶ve been wanting to talk a little bit about my personal reasons for choosing this career path for some time, as we teachers rarely do this. As with much of what I write , I could list umpteen reasons why I love what I do, but I am going to stick to the top 5 and explain why those reasons are so important to me. This truly is a powerful calling, as any teacher knows, and though it is far from perfect it offers some things no other career can. Some of that will come through in the reasons below. 5. It is my primary creative outlet ± I truly enjoy crafting a learning experience for my students, to look through the outcomes I want to achieve and then move those into actions and activities that, I hope, students will engage with. Really that¶s what it¶s all about, getting students connected with subject matter that you love in effective ways. I have the added bonus of being interested in technology and visual design, so I work hard to ensure that assignments, presentations and online activities look polished and professional for my students. While I often don¶t have enough time to create exactly the materials I would like, it is still a great way for me to hone my creative skills and enjoy my work. 4. It is personal ± As a High School teacher, I am what they call a µspecialist.¶ I completed an English Degree before my Education Degree, and as such have an inherent interest in and knowledge of English and literature. I feel fortunate that this background has found expression in my teaching assignments over the years, and that I have been able to merge my personal interests in literature and what I do on a daily basis. However, that is not the only personal interest I bring to my work. During my University career I developed an aptitude for fixing, building and modifying computers. This interest in technology has moved in more recent years toward Apple technologies and mobile devices. This is another area that I have expanded upon in my work, particularly in my technology grants for iPods and iPads. In what other career could two such diverse interests be fostered and supported in a way that fits directly into a person¶s day-to-day work? Very few, I would imagine. 3. Seeing the growth of students ± There is a fantastic fulfillment in seeing a student you have worked with develop their skills and reach the outcomes you put before him. I have seen students grow and change so many times, and in so many ways, and the feeling of joy for these young people is always the same. It is a special honour given to us teachers to be able to draw knowledge and skills from students that they did not know was there. I am appreciative of this gift every day, and work hard to honour it for the students in my classes. 2. Connecting with professionals ± For those who love teaching, only one thing is comparable to being in front of a class, and that is sharing what you do with a colleague to improve learning in the classroom. This is why I have been so involved in professional learning activities, and am doing a Masters Degree in Professional Learning, to foster the authentic sharing that can lead professionals to do even greater work for students. It is a wonderful side of my career, as I learn so much from the others I work with. 1. Connection to the future ± If you want to know what our society is going to look like in 10 years, take a look at a high school class. These are the individuals who will rise to power, move through jobs into management and claim their share of the world around them. There are many futurists who have doom and gloom scenarios for our world, that claim we are too far gone already, and that there is little hope for the way we live in the future. I can look out into the faces of the students in my classes and see that we are not so doomed. There are brilliant minds who will be focused on the right things coming out of school, who will create new solutions to the problems our generations have created. I hope I have helped focus them,
I love learning and I love the interaction between professor and students 13. I enjoy all of the funny stories that my job provides. I love getting to know the kids and I especially love having siblings come up and watching the family grow. Here are 50 reasons to love your job as a teacher. When I am finally able to actually teach. high school. 2. as (mostly) prepared 7th grader 12. I used to be in a cube job where I had to punch a timeclock all the time 1. I love the challenge.helped to give them the skills to answer the questions of the future with power. Today. The freedom of the job. innovation and resourcefulness. 5. my students are amazingly dedicated teachers. 6. students. it is a real privilege to be part of people¶s lives like that 23. 50 reasons to love your job as a teacher Sharing my experiences Helping inexperienced teachers solve problems The ability to help children achieve their best Inspiring them not only academically but personally Getting up on my stage and performing for them. my job is never ever boring 15. teacher. I have the opportunity to travel across the United States helping teachers and schools work at the grassroots level to improve students lives 17. 7. I feel smarter every day that I come home from my job. Only time will tell if I have had the impact on these young people I have hoped to. their inquisitiveness makes me want to go and teach them. . and I really love the kids 18. I¶ll focus on some of the reasons my readers have shared with me about why they love their jobs. I love the instant feedback I get from my students about my own performance. each week. and push them harder 8. but the opportunity to do so is the greatest reason I do what I do. Working with the students. Facilitating games 20. even more than the ever popular Egypt! 11. they come into middle school as scared elementary students and leave at the end of the year. learning. Teaching grad school. reasons. My coworkers are great 14. Being able to interact with kids who are mostly good and do try to do what¶s expected of them 10. I feel very rewarded when that little light bulb goes off 16. 3. it is a joyful reunion 24. I want to summarize some of the things that we have learned. The rare occasion they come back for a visit. The challenge of teaching a second language in the 21st century 22. 4. Technorati Tags: creativity. I also enjoy seeing their growth over the nine months I have them. even when they don¶t realize they¶re doing it 9. it almost makes me feel guilty that I get paid for this! 19. Teaching s we come to the conclusion of Reader Appreciation Month. I am invited to do demonstration lessons in K12 classrooms ² I love the range. Sharing my enthusiasm for my subject matter ² you should hear me talk to them about why I love Mesopotamia. Being able to explore diverse issues and situations 21. too The thrill of a good and well thought out lesson is incomparable The kids energies.
when it¶s time to stop reading and begin our next lesson. Recruiting kids into my program 45. My bosses listen 27. I love the power of controlling lives ± well. It¶s something like a mix of game show host. dad. I honestly and truly believe that teaching is what I was born to do. preacher. I love messing with their heads 33. discuss planetary motion or the etymology of ³radish. both individually and through group work. and still find time for a quick game. 28. so that¶s out of the question 38. I can. 1. I also like seeing many of the cross-curricular connections students make 43. which I love 29. I love the push to keep learning. I love kids and I love math. I enjoy sharing my love of learning and my passion for certain topics 40. I love sharing the excitement of a good book ² when I introduce it and start talking about it with excitement. Being creative with the music 46. I love listening to their ideas and seeing the way their minds work 36. (on a good day) get booed for telling a bad joke. Transforming students from knowing nothing about how to play an instrument to being able to perform complicated (for them) music by the end of the year 47. I like working with teenagers. to keep discovering new questions and to help students discover their own questions 37. the students can¶t wait for me to start reading. and sports play-by-play commentator 50. I love how wee the freshmen are and watching them grow into young ladies and gentlemen (in theory) 34. in the space of 55 minutes. Guiding students to success. I decide if I am going to stay late. maybe God really does plan our lives and if we follow that plan we will be very happy with our lives 30. When just one child¶s life has been altered positively because of you.25. I get to explore stories and try new ideas and encourage others to do the same 32. help kids who just don¶t get it to actually get it. . I feel like a game show host who doesn¶t have to fake it 39. how many jobs can combine them? I guess the guy at the carnival who counts the kids getting on the rides. 52. give a challenging extension problem and get some enthusiasm going for it (for math!). Wondering why you should become a teacher? Ask a teacher and you¶ll get lots of great reasons! Here are ten reasons to get you started. I get to work with books. It goes beyond just teaching the material ² it¶s about making a personal connection with the students 41. I seem to be good at it 31. and marketing those successes 49. It has helped me to overcome my fear of public speaking. but he has to clean puke. I can take my work home if needed (Though I don¶t do that as often as I used to) 26. Demonstrating the value of long-range planning to achieve crazy cool results 48. vaudeville juggler. I have control over my job ² I decide what and when I teach. at least for an hour or so a day! 35. Watching the students grow year after year 44. they beg me to read ³just a little more´ 42. TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE 53. Honestly. stand up comedian. and English teacher (I correct grammar frequently) 51. I¶ve had students tell me that I should be an actor. you¶ve can feel proud that you have made a difference.´ clearly explain how a new-for-them algebra technique flows from their previous knowledge. plus. I learn self assertiveness from teenagers.
Make a difference in people's lives. Watching students succeed at simple or complex tasks is an experience you can be a part of every day. The pay is reasonable. 73. 3. patience. TO HAVE THE SUMMER OFF 55. 69. 67. Serve the youth of your community and country by contributing your time and talents. Influence the next generation by sharing your knowledge. 8. It's just got to be something you are passionate about. both co-workers and students. 6. 62. no matter how small the goal. TO STAY YOUNG 74. 10. Students are creative and energetic creatures that will keep you on your toes. Every student has the opportunity to succeed. The holidays are great. 9. Once you have met the requirements to become a teacher and have proven your success. 3. TO BE VIRTUOUS 61. Each year is a new experience that can be met after a little rest and relaxation. 7. 2. 8. Teachers are in demand! 71. TO BE GLOBAL 68. it¶s steady work. and with that power comes responsibility and opportunity to shape minds and ideas. or understanding in a student¶s life each the day.54. You¶ll find something to make you laugh every day. TO AFFECT THE FUTURE 66. It¶s one of the perks of being a teacher.Chosen by Asker There a millions of reasons why i wanted to become a teacher. . You are the leader of your classroom. You might get to be the only presence of kindness. 5. 7. Degree Finder 65. 56. 4. 4. TO FIND SUCCESS 59. Pass your passion on to children and watch their curiosity catch fire. Enjoy the constant interaction with people. TO BE A GOOD CITIZEN 72. 6. Being with students all day helps teachers of any age stay connected to current events and trends. 2. Help today¶s youth find beauty and respect for diversity. 60. I'm really great with little kids. Great working hours if you have a family. 58. Best Answer . 5. Wanting to pass down a greater knowledge and advice down to generations. 63. Help students understand their full potential. Including: 1. That is just 8 common reasons but the list just goes on. Wanting to learn from those younger than yourself. TO HAVE JOB SECURITY 70. TO IGNITE THE FIRE 57.
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