My name is Marzhan Baizhanova. I’m a teacher of English. I’ve been teaching since 2011, and I’d like to say that there is no more wonderful job than teaching. The question «Why do I like teaching?» comes to my mind every time, and the reasons are endless… A job that just pays the bills isn’t cutting it anymore – you want more than that. You’re seeking a meaningful career that will allow you to be a role model for your family. You have a calling to do something greater with your life and to build a better future for yourself.
You should consider becoming a teacher because …
1. It’s not just a job
Teaching is not something to just pay the bills. It’s not a profession where you count down the hours left in the day. It’s a career, but it’s still much more than that. By becoming a teacher, you’re leaving a lasting legacy on the world by providing love and support to children. You’re giving them the tools to live happy and productive lives.
I love teaching because teaching allows me to give a child the experience of someone who really gets them and accepts them for who they are, without making them bad or wrong.
2. You can leverage your strengths
Why become a teacher? Because you likely have some of the. As a parent, you’ve already mastered the art of resourcefulness. Raising a family also takes patience and planning. Plus, you already know how to communicate effectively with children.
Channel your creativity to make lessons interesting and different for your students. Of course, communication is vital to reaching students of all backgrounds and learning preferences too. Your strong communication abilities will also come in handy when interacting with parents. Patience is also necessary when working with children. You cannot give up when some teaching strategies may not work with every student.
3. It offers job security
If you’re thinking about becoming a teacher, you won’t have to worry too much about job security. Even in times of economic struggle when other industries cut back, teachers will always be needed.
What’s more is that many teachers are expected to retire in the next decade, opening up positions for up-and-coming teachers.
4. Working with kids is rewarding
Why work with stressed out adults when you can fill your days surrounded by fun, enthusiastic, honest and genuinely curious youngsters? Kids are cute and you may just find yourself growing attached to your students as you learn and grow together.
5. You get to be a lifelong learner
I love to learn and my students teach me something new every day.Why else might you want to become a teacher? Because you get to spend your career cultivating a love of learning in your students. To teach you must know, so if you enjoy learning new things or researching, you’ll love creating new lesson plans for your classroom. Your flexibility and ability to make lessons fun and accessible to your students are the hallmarks of a good teacher. You’ll also pass along to your students this passion and curiosity, and you never know what insights and perspectives they’ll provide in return.
6. You’ll be making a difference
A huge influence that may make you want to become a teacher is the fulfillment it provides. There’s no denying the immense satisfaction teachers experience. Teaching is an important and respected profession, and though you may have some challenges in the classroom, it’s all worth it to see the difference you’re making in your students. You’ll touch innumerable lives through your time in the classroom.
I truly believe that teaching is the most important profession in modern society. Other than doctors, teachers hold human lives in their hands each and every day.
M. BAIZHANOVA, a teacher of English Otegen Batyr 24 lyceum