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Why be a teacher?

23 Mar 2018

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai

Teaching is not just a career, it’s about making an impact in the future of the world around you. Surprisingly, it is not the long summer holidays or the money that encourages people to be exceptional teachers; it is a desire to make a difference, to help form young minds, to develop strong individuals with enquiring minds who will grow into adults who desire to change their environment for the better. It is a legacy career, if done to the best of your ability.

This country has a high reputation for excellent education and there is a huge demand for high-quality teachers to continue this reputation well into the future.

The most obvious reason is a desire to bring your chosen subject to life and share that joy of a subject to many young people and help give them a lifelong passion for learning; however, there are many other areas that you can impact in teaching alongside your core subject. Check out some of the following:

·Improve the quality of education from inside the system – working with your colleagues for the highest standards for your pupils

·Contribute to your community in one of the most central and direct ways

·A love of working with children and young people and helping them develop bright futures

·The inspiration given to you by your educators which you now wish to duplicate

·The desire to make a difference in your community and the lives of young people

·A passion for knowledge and a strong desire to share that learning

·A strong person with resilience, patience, persistence and passion

·Natural teachers love to share knowledge, communicate concepts and inspire conversations with those around them

·No two days are the same, teaching has built-in variety, with little chance of ever getting stuck in a rut

·Your love of learning will be forever nourished – every day will bring new knowledge

·You can see your results every day

·You can work across the world with flexible hours and long holidays

·Teaching is a highly social vocation which means more than just a job

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