Why I want to be a teacher?

+87 votes
asked May 20, 2018 in Career & Work by lakeiya (1,000 points)
edited Jul 24, 2018
I have an interview coming up on my teaching career, but funny enough, I do not know the answer to the question if they ask me why I want to be a teacher. Does it sound weird? The truth is, I know I want to be a teacher, but what reason could be the best answer. It is hard for me to guess what they want to hear.

3 Answers

+22 votes
answered Aug 11, 2019 by Angela (680 points)
edited Aug 12, 2019

The answer to this question can come from one of the benefits of being a teacher. Below are some important benefits of being a teacher:

1. The joy of making a difference.

Nothing gives a teacher more joy than seeing his students gain new insights and learn more about the world they live in. Teachers are changing the world everyday by increasing the understanding and knowledge of their students on a wide variety of issues.

2. Teaching is not just a job, it is a vocation.

Many see their jobs as a means to no end. They only work for the monthly paycheck they get. But teachers have a vocation because they were called to teach. To the students, teachers are not any kind of employees, but mentors, friends, and guardians in the world.

3. Good interpersonal interactions.

Teaching in the science classes offers the teachers the chance to get involved in the sciences while enjoying great interpersonal interactions. Every teacher interacts with his or her students, as well as other members of the community where they teach.

4. Variety.

Most people can't imagine themselves doing monotonous jobs. Repeating a specific task everyday can be quite boring at times. Every year, a teacher gets the chance to work with a different group of students with new ideologies, experiences and personalities.

5. Teachers learn all their lives.

The best way to learn any topic is to teach it. The kind of questions most students ask their teachers force the teachers to learn more about that given topic. Teaching any of the sciences gives you the chance to be a science student all through your teaching career because you will conduct new researches and learn new things every day.

6. Daily laughter.

Young people can be very funny and easily amused at the same time. Working with them gives you the chance to enjoy some good laughter every day. Sometimes the bout of laughter can erupt from you and at other times from your students.

7. You are in charge.

As a teacher, you will enjoy a very high level of autonomy. You have the chance to decide how you want the class to be and the tempo you expect in your class. You can decide to teach any topic depending on your beliefs, likes, and personality.

8. You get to spend better time with your loved ones.

This is one of the major benefits that come with being a teacher. As a teaching parent, you will get the chance to be with your children every afternoon and if you and the kids use the same calendar, you get to enjoy your summer vacations with them as well.

9. You will enjoy lots and lots of vacations.

Most teaching schedules give you the chance to stay home for some months during summer. You can choose to work elsewhere, stay home with your kids, or engage in some summer lessons.

+6 votes
answered Jun 28, 2018 by Marsha (640 points)
edited Feb 21, 2019

Here are some of the answers I got when I asked my teachers why they decided to become teachers:

  1. While growing up, I had lots of inspiring teachers, so I decided to become one of them.
  2. I wanted to join a profession that enables me to get inspired while inspiring others.
  3. I decided to become a role model to all students in need of someone to look up to.
  4. I love helping kids, and teaching gives me the chance to do so.
  5. I wanted to make some changes in the world, and teaching is one way I can do that.
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answered Dec 10, 2018 by alessia (440 points)
edited Jul 16, 2019

Why do I want to be a teacher? In my own opinion:

  • Teaching is the calling of my life.
  • I know the passion to help the younger generation has always been in me, teaching helps me make a difference in the lives of these kids.
  • This may seem somehow selfish, but staying with children all the time has greatly influenced me. But how? These children make me remember the things I should appreciate God for in my life and be grateful for. They often make me remember the importance of saying thank you, you are welcome, please, and all other such humble words all the time. They remind me that despite my maturity, I can still be wrong and do some silly things sometimes.
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