I get asked by a lot of friends and colleagues, why did I decide to become a teacher. It’s quite simple, teaching is the most rewarding job in the world. If I can take a mind and turn them from lazy to creative, possibly better than they were before, well that’s pretty powerful. Teaching is also about mentorship. The best teacher is one who inspires their students to succeed. For example, I have many stories of students who became the best students ever. That’s power. That’s the art of teaching that makes it all worthwhile
Why do I find teaching rewarding?
A teachers’ job is to prepare the student for life. We have to make sure we’re prepared for life too, and possess all the necessary skills and knowledge. It’s not even to teach the student things he or she cannot know for herself. It’s to teach the students how to survive. Instead of trying to prepare the student for life, teach the student how to live. Learn how to love, how to laugh, how to be hopeful, how to work hard, how to do your best, how to be brave, how to be naïve, how to doubt your thinking, how to accept you can change, how to share dreams
Learning is a journey, every day, every minute of every day! You have to learn how to be better, and also how to deal with the bad, to change hearts, minds, and attitudes. Learn how to be kinder, happier, prouder, more intelligent, active and entrepreneurial
Important Lessons for future teachers
Original is cutting edge. Original ideas based on insights from neuroscience, psychology, and systems thinking open the doors to innovation in education and unlock real creativity. But until we can replace dulled classroom exercises with inventive programs, We live in a world where we think that the way to solve problems is to use Google, YouTube, and Facebook to search for information. The problem with this is that it takes away from our creativity and original thinking skills.
The best teachers don’t just teach from facts written on the page. As a teacher, you want to spark the interest in your students and help them become engaged with what you have to say. A transformative moment, like introducing a literature course or incorporating modules within an online learning program, allows for something momentous to happen: time to take a leap of faith, knowledge is infused, and autonomy is assured.