For the first time in my career I feel like I am not a novice teacher. It’s a bizarre experience realize for the first time that you’re neither the youngest, nor the least experienced teacher in your school.
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, veteran teachers, and even substitute teachers, and ask them the all-important question: Why did you become a teacher?
– Zach Groshell, @mrzachg
Interview 1: Student teacher
Interview 2: Newly Qualified Teacher
Interview 3: Substitute Teacher
More interviews coming soon!
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