A career in teaching gives you lots of options to consider. You may choose to teach primary school children. Alternatively you may want to teach pupils who are studying to get their exams before leaving school.
You could become a teaching assistant or work your way up the ladder once you have your teaching qualifications and eventually become the head at a particular school.
This is one of the facets of having a teaching career. You can take on any number of positions over the years, and choose a subject to teach that you have a particular affinity with and experience of.
If you are considering taking on a career in teaching you should consider how rewarding it will be for you.
Every teacher hopes to affect their pupils’ lives for the better. There is nothing as rewarding as seeing a pupil engage in a subject because you were able to open their eyes to it.
Similarly a teaching career is full of moments when pupils ask for your advice and help on various matters. If you can help them to do their best at school, at least in the topic you teach, you will feel rewarded for it. Most people remember at least one teacher who really stood out and made a difference to them. You could be that teacher for someone else.
Some pupils invariably need more guidance and inspiration than others. Many teachers find one of the best parts of their job is being able to inspire their pupils to find out more about the topic at hand.
It all depends on how you teach your pupils, but there is nothing better than having them fully engaging with you and the topic you are teaching. It can be very inspiring for you too, which is a wonderfully rewarding feeling to have.
Most teachers will pick a topic they already have an interest in. For example you may have been to university and got a degree in English. You can then use the experience and passion you have for English to teach it to others as well.
This has a twofold benefit. Firstly you get to deepen your own knowledge and passion for the subject, and secondly you can use your enthusiasm to engage the pupils you are teaching. Both of these used together can give your teaching career a vibrant and exciting edge. There is nothing better than being rewarded by the keen attention of your class as you share your enthusiasm for your topic with them.
As you can see a teaching career can be inspiring in many different ways. It has its challenges and tribulations too, but the rewarding aspect cannot be denied.