Business Education Teacher, Why Did You Become A Teacher?
Q: I am looking for information about what brings people into education. I
would appreciate hearing from people about why they became teachers. If
you can help, I'd really appreciate it.
A:I'm especially interested in this query because I am thinking of becoming a teacher. I hope this gets some response and that at least a few people slam what I say below because I'd like to make this choice with the clearest understanding of what I'm getting into. Forgive my wordiness. For the last 10 years I've been working as an engineer for a couple of major corporations. Although I'm fairly successful at it, I've come to the conclusion that I'm burned out and need to find a more personally fulfilling career. I'll tell you why I'm thinking of becoming a teacher: (1) I've had a few limited occasions where I've taught or tutored and found it satisfying. (2) I've been told by many people that I'm good at explaining things. (3) The purpose of teaching (educating/guiding/opening young minds) seems more worthy than making money for a corporation. This is important to me. (4) The Math and Science is what drew me into engineering. Unfortunately, my experience has been that
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