I feel that teaching is a worthy career because teachers are the molders of the future. They hold the ability to give a child one of the most valuable assets they will need throughout their life, knowledge. No matter if you are a math, science, history, or basketball teacher, you can have the ability to change a person’s life forever.
Teachers help the mind reach its full potential. They teach children how to succeed throughout their lives. Teaching may not pay as much as many other careers, however, the reward of teaching a child is priceless. I want to become a teacher so that I can give back to a child some of the most important lessons that I have learned from my best teachers.
Teachers have to be role models, counselors, advisors, listeners, and mediators. A teacher does not only have to teach students they must be able to reach students. Teachers have to deal with so many different types of personalities, which can cause everyday to be a new experience. A teacher is also a learner. Teaching is not as easy as it looks nor always as appealing. However, I feel that being a teacher is the best job in the world. A teacher teaches a doctor how to perform surgery, a teacher teaches a child how to learn, and a teacher teaches the best to be the best.
There are many career paths in teaching. Teaching is a universal career that can be accomplished in a small one-room building or a prestigious university. Some of the most common teaching career paths including: public and private school, local state, national and international, and higher education.
Public schools are wonderful for students of all races, backgrounds, and cultures. Public schools are usually more diverse and more aware of creating cultural awareness throughout the school. The teachers in public schools are able to have the experiences of working with children from all kinds backgrounds and citizen classes. In public schools, teachers are able to provide students with excellent educations; however, this may be difficult at times due to the fact that these schools are becoming overpopulated. This makes it harder for a teacher to give their students one on one attention. Public schools often times have tight budgets which make it difficult for a teacher if they have to use old books, computers, and other educational tools. Public school teachers may not receive as much money as other teaching career paths; however, they may hold the most influence since most of the country’s children are enrolled in public schools.
Private school teachers can be a little more reserved. They may receive more in salary than public school teachers. They do not have to deal with many of the issues that public school teachers have to deal with since the majority of their students come from upper class families. Private schools have better advantages such as, better educational tools, computers, books, and many other options compared to that of a public school. Private school teachers are able to give their students first class education and more one on one time.
Local and state teaching careers are good for teachers who prefer to stay in the same area where they live. Local and state teachers are able to gain recognition in their communities for their outstanding achievements. These teachers can travel throughout the community or the state in order to help students locally. State teachers are able to meet up with one another and share their teaching ideas and experiences at local conventions. These teachers understand the local conditions the children come from.
National teachers have the ability to teach children from all over the country. They may come from one side of the country, however, they can teach children from another area. This may be difficult for the teacher; however, they have the opportunity to share experiences from their side of the country. Many teachers can come from suburban areas where education is better funded to less fortunate areas where it is not and teach children just as accurately as before.
International teachers are wonderful. They can usually speak several different languages. I feel that it is wonderful when teachers from the United States go over to a less fortunate country to teach children of a different background. International teachers give children all across the world opportunities to learn and become great leaders.
Higher education is a wonderful career path. Professors make more money than elementary and high school teachers. They have the opportunities to help place students in the right direction to making their career goals reachable. Professors may have the opportunity to lead a not so demanding day like that of lower educational careers and still receive the fulfilling reward of teaching future leaders.
Teaching is a wonderful career that can be explored from many different angles. There are so many opportunities for teachers that the options are endless. This is the most worthy career path that I could have chosen. I would love to teach children of the United States, however, I plan on one day going over to the Middle East and Africa in order to teach their children.