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!