As I enter into my 6th year of teaching, for the first time in my career I feel like I am not a novice teacher. When we play that ice breaker, “silently line up according to teaching experience”, I am increasingly assured a spot closer to the 50th percentile.
As I reevaluate what I wish to achieve moving forward with this profession, I feel it is important to take some time to reflect and remember why I got into teaching in the first place. I’ve found that one’s answer to this post’s titular question can be as diverse as my students.
I welcome readers to join us at educationrickshaw.com in contemplating this question over the next few months in a series called “Why would anyone want to become a teacher?”. We will explore through real interviews the diverse perspectives of future teachers, newly qualified teachers, and veteran teachers, and ask them the all-important question: Why did you become a teacher?
Interview 1: Student teacher
Interview 2: Newly Qualified Teacher
Interview 3: Veteran Teacher Coming soon!
Be sure to keep checking in to see what cool interviews we can put together over the next few months, and join our Facebook group, Over-Posting Educators!