Re: When did you really start to LOVE teaching?
Posted by Helen on 11/08/07
Well, I also hated it when I started teaching at 23. So I quit
and went into business. I had exciting, high-profile jobs,
worked long hours, traveled extensively, negotiated meny
million-dollar contracts, etc. Now when I am over 50, already
having two grown-up children of my own, I started to miss
teaching. Guess what? I returned to teaching and love every
minute of it! As a mature person and a mother, I love being
among young kids - I have a lot to teach them. I also enjoy
having returned to my beloved subject. So, my first advice to
you - get some first-class education (what does "do to it
being my first year" mean?! A teacher making mistakes of this
kind will never be respected as a professional). Secondly,
consider long vacations and all other benefits. Frankly
speaking, teaching appears to be one of the cushiest jobs in
the US: where else can people of very modest abilities get
steady jobs paying over 70,000 a year, with excellent
benefits, luxurious pensions, long vacations and practically
no responsibilities? In business, for a salary like this they
will soak you! Work is not all pleasure!
So, good luck to you!
On 2/21/06, Rolina S Phia wrote:
> On 9/21/05, PANewbie wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> This is my first year teaching. All summer, I slaved away
>> prepping for interviews to land my first teaching job and
>> when I was finally hired I was so thrilled. I expected to
>> come to school eager to meet the kids each day and to love
>> every moment of teaching... which is really how I felt
>> when I student taught, I absolutely loved it. In reality
>> however, I'm kind of sad to say I don't love it. I feel
>> like everything is such a struggle. In the mornings, on my
>> very long commute (1 hour and 20 minutes) I just think
>> about the day and I start to get a sinking feeling in my
>> In part, I guess my feelings are do to it being my first
>> year, and also teaching in a grade level I'm totally
>> comfortable with, but now I'm really hoping that it will
>> get better soon. Did any of you feel this way when you
>> first started teaching? If so, how long was it before you
>> rediscovered the happiness of being in the classroom?
> Greeting to you all.
> I am just a student, majoring in education. Here I am taking
> most of my required courses; but, here I am very much
> looking forward to the day I will be standing infront of my
> students and teach some lesson. I can't wait any longer...