So, I have successfully completed a whole year of teaching this past May and I can say teaching has it's high moments and it's low moments, but looking back, the good definitely out weighed the bad. So I'm going to list my top biggest reasons to be a teacher and the biggest advantages of being a teacher in this post. So, if you are a teacher, a student, or thinking of being a teacher, this post is for you. If you are none of those, this post is still for you because we've all had teachers, right?
So starting at number 5...
5. One reason to be a teacher is the benefits.
Teachers have access to some pretty solid benefits. At least in my experience there is a wide variety and there are pretty good, comparable to some other professions. Additionally, depending on the state and school district, you might have a build in retirement that you can set up and have once you retire.
4. You get plenty of vacation time off.
Obviously one huge advantage and reason to be a teacher is the holidays off. Generally when students have holidays and days off, teachers do to. Plus the whole summer off...yes please!
3. If you have a passion for a particular subject, you can specialize and teach others about that subject.
I teach Spanish, and since I was in middle school and first took an introductory language class, I knew that I wanted to continue with language. I wanted to study French at first, but ended up taking Spanish instead because my sister was taking Spanish. (I did end up taking French in high school, along with continuing Spanish.) I then majored in Spanish in college and the rest was history. Now I teach something I love to my students. Win-win!
2. The opportunity to have fun.
Teachers can have fun at their job with their students. I know this won't be every teacher, but making learning fun for students is something every teacher can do. Teaching itself is fun!
1. Making a positive impact on students and inspiring the next generation.
This is the biggest take-away for me. I want to inspire students. I want to get student enthusiastic about learning Spanish. Most teachers I've meet share that same sentiment. They want to best for students and want to have a positive impact on students.
Alright, that's all for know. Are there any other benefits to being a teacher? Comment below.