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    Why Teach?

    Why be a teacher?

    “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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