Being a teacher is far more than just a job. It is a career choice, and a way of life that is as demanding and challenging as it is rewarding. Nobody should embark on a career in education with the idea that it will be easy or will come without difficult times. If you want an ‘easy’ career there are plenty of other ways to go. Teaching is the act of imparting knowledge onto others. It is guiding and shaping the lives of young people in their most formative years. It is helping to develop and mould the next generation.
Yes, teaching is hard. Yes, teaching comes with numerous challenges. Yes, teaching often means working long hours. For those who see only the negatives, then teaching is most likely the wrong career choice. For those who see teaching as a unique challenge and a way to better themselves and others then a career in education offers something that no other career can. It is a career filled with joy, fun, an immense sense of achievement and accomplishment. Teaching is not for the faint-hearted. Teaching is for the brave, the creative, the imaginative and the passionate.
Those who can do… Those who can do more, teach!