I would love to hear from any of you who may be teachers, or perhaps have loved ones/friends who are teachers.
A bit of backstory:
I have been out of college for a year, and have been blessed with a stable full time job. This job has allowed me to save money for an eventual downpayment (I’d love to have a family someday), and has been helping to pay for graduate tuition. I’ve gained some good skills, and have met some cool people. But within all of these perks, I don’t feel satisfied. I’ve gained enough insight to know I don’t want an impersonal office job.
Recently, a friend asked me to help him teach at his church (he is a youth minister), and the idea of helping with CCD really excited me! However, it fell on the one night a week that my graduate class fell on. Ever since then, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the idea of teaching. I look back at my past jobs while I was a student (Toys “R” Us in high school = kids, helping with the county’s summer school program = students, assisting with some undergrad classes at my college = students, RA [resident advisor] for 2 and a half years = students). When I think back to these, the pattern of working with kids and/or students becomes apparent. So, I’ve been thinking about the subjects I enjoyed as a student and the passions I have now, and have come up with the idea of physical geography/earth sciences, etc. Seems there is a critical need for earth science teachers in my county, and an interest in hiring more male teachers. 2 points for me
Thankfully, I can remain where I am in comfort until I figure this out. Its weighing heavily on my mind, and I have since taken the opportunity to learn about what requirements there are, differents paths that can be taken to be certified, etc. My question to all of you is simply to provide some feedback if you or someone you know is a teacher. I’d love to know your thoughts on such a career, the pros and the cons, the satisfaction of it all.
I know it is not the most lucritive job out there. But I know a couple who are both teachers and have lived pretty comfortably. Truthfully, I don’t mind the idea of living humbly But I do know I’d have to provide for a family someday.
The idea of impacting students the way I was impacted by some of my former AWESOME teachers just seems so darn cool. It all seems VERY satisfying to me, and it makes me quite happy thinking about the idea. I’d simply like a little bit of insight from others
Thanks! Sorry for such a long-winded message And, if possible, I could use a few prayers in consdiering this option :gopray2: