Why did you choose to become a teacher?

Who or what was the motivating factor for you to take the leap?

  • There was a really inspiring TED talk in the mid 2000's by Dave Eggars where he described a tutoring facility built around creativity and learning - Dave Eggers TED talk Something about this really resonated with me back then, and I made the decision to dedicate myself to creating experiences for others that create real world change, even if it's just one person at a time.  Though I'm not teaching now, I hope I'm still doing that to some degree. 

  • The following are some of the most common reasons cited by practicing and prospective teachers:
    • The growing demand for teachers
    • The opportunity to profoundly impact the lives of children
    • The portability of the teaching credential
    • The family-friendly work schedule
    • The incentives for continued education
  • Do you hope to resume teaching at some point, or do you think you've moved on? Awesome inspiring story!

  • I thought I had some new insight to offer. I thought I could help people by offering what I did not have. 

  • the affinity and desire to d theory should be the only reason

  • I've aways been a teacher.  This allows me to get paid for it.  Sort of true, I naturally feel good helping others.  Teaching gives me maximum influence on students.  The opportunity to see that light come on in their eyes when they finally get it.  And for a special few, you can start them on a lifelong, self-driven path of maximum learning.  Your job as a teacher is to continually improve yourself so as to make that percent of the students you set on the path larger every year. 

  • It was actually a party of the course of study as an elective for my computer science degree, well teaching assistant which made me realize I like passing on knowledge

  • I decided to become an elementary teacher because of a 4th-grade teacher who inspired me to get out of my reading slump.

  • I was in my last year of college, and our professors knew we were all looking for a start up job. One of my professors suggested teaching, so I went for it.