Monthly Archives: September 2016

Why Teaching?

My interest in doing teaching as a career started when I was in Primary school, when I was about 6 years old. My mum is a teacher and she used to teach at my Primary school. Every day when the lower stages finished school I would go across to my mums classroom, which was an upper stages class, and I would sit and watch them work away. I was mesmerised with how my mum teaches and I wanted to be just like her.

So my mum has truly inspired my career. I enjoyed watching her teach and all the organisation of it excited me and I wanted my own classroom to make my own. Ever since then I’ve loved working with/being around children. I’ve done many clubs for children, including dance and craft. Not to mention the work experience I did in a Primary school for a year. I like the power and control this lead gave me. This helped me also to decide this career was right for me and made me well equipped for what to expect on the job.

I can’t wait to experiment with different learning materials and computer software when I go on placement at the end of this year. This will give me final closure of what the career is really like and if its defiantly what I want to continue and pursue.

I am a sporty person so I’ve always been good at teamwork and communication which I think is key in the classroom. Teaching requires enthusiasm, positive thinking, organisation, good relationships with children and other workers and I believe I have the skills and qualities for teaching. Art is a big part of my personality and I think it will come in handy in the classroom. Making different subjects more creative to make them more interesting for children. I believe if something is more visual and fun you learn better and enjoy learning.

Each generation needs enthusiastic teachers, without them our education would suffer. Teachers are a vital part in ever humans life, I feel this can be taken for granted sometimes and we forget how important a teachers job is. I can just imagine me standing in front of a class and seeing them progress, giving me a sense of achievement, knowing they will grow up to go on to do great things.