Why Teaching?

Teaching has been a career I have wanted to be part of ever since primary. I never had a teacher that made me think “teaching is what I want to do in life”, instead I had a lesson which I found extremely fun.

Even through secondary school my dream of doing teaching stuck, despite this being ironic due to me rather being anywhere else but school. Although, through disliking certain aspects of secondary school this made me understand the reason of why I wanted to become a teacher. It wasn’t just because of enjoying working with children or finding new ways to make maths easier to understand. It was because I wanted, and still want, children to enjoy and embrace learning more so than what I did. Although there are many other reasons of why I chose teaching, the want for children to enjoy being in a learning environment is the number one reason of why I chose to apply to do education at university.

Through helping out and volunteering at schools and establishments it helped me understand how difficult it is and how patient, persistent and confident you have to be to work in this profession. Despite having an insight of what it is like to be a helper in a classroom the aspect of having full control over lessons and a class full of students will be a shock.

So, through wanting to be kept on my toes, explore a variety of topics daily and make learning enjoyable I decided that teaching is what I wanted to make my living from.

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