Teaching As A Profession
“Teaching creates all other professions.” Author Unknown. It is very difficult to choose a profession. But a profession is a must for one’s livelihood. A life without an aim is like a ship without a rudder. An aim helps a man to gain his coveted objective, his career. It is only through choosing a profession we can fulfill our dreams. Among men some want to earn money, some want to earn fame and some want to serve people. I had to think a lot to choose my profession or career in life. I think it should be decided according to one’s aptitude, ability, and merit. A man or a woman who teaches the students in any educational; institution is called a teacher. Teaching is hope for better, more successful futures.
Considering these, my choice is the simple wish to be a teacher. A teacher, especially a good or an ideal teacher, is one of the most important people in a country. He is a valuable asset to any country. Undoubtedly teaching is a very noble profession, A teacher is like a potter who works on the wheel to give shape to his pots, cutting out the rough edges to give a perfect finish to the end product. He awakens the students and arouses their eagerness for learning. At present, neither the students nor the teachers have the same sincerity and singleness of purpose. However, there are still exceptional teachers who are genuinely concerned about the future of their pupils and try to guide them sincerely. He is, in fact, a friend, a philosopher and a guide to the students. Teaching is a noble profession and Bertrand Russell calls such kind of teachers as the guardians of civilization.
I believe that teaching is the most important profession in the world. Unfortunately, there are people who take to teaching out of compulsion, because the other avenues are not open to them. Without the transfer of knowledge to young minds, we will stagnate and wither as a world. They drift into teaching because they have failed to achieve their ambition. I have by choice decided to opt for teaching. I love working with children. It must be a very satisfying experience to shape young minds, eager to learn, who come to a teacher in total faith. Learning is hope for becoming better individuals, for gaining intelligence, and for implementing practical experiences in our future.
One cannot overlook the advantages that one has as a teacher. Staying current with professional development is our fast-moving world is crucial. One gets so many holidays that can be used to catch up with other interests one neglects during the working days. This is really a very tempting prospect. Besides, over the years the salary of teachers has also become very attractive.
There is no doubt that for some, teaching is a vocation as well as a profession. Teaching has certain distinct advantages over other professions. Teachers do not have very long working hours. Their dedication to their students – in terms of extra help, encouragement, advice, training, coaching, etc. – goes way beyond their job descriptions. Surely, lots of time is taken in preparing the lessons, correction work, etc. Still one can have ample time to pursue other interests. Moreover, teachers are held in high esteem in society.
Teaching is a profession above all as per my understanding because a teacher shares the knowledge to build others. I am not unaware that it is quite difficult to secure admission in a good teachers’ training college. I am willing to work hard to actualize my ambition, and waiting for the day when, after completing my training in teaching, I can become a teacher. That day indeed will be a red-letter day in my life. I have serious respect for my teachers because without a teacher I would not have been what I am today. So, I am preparing myself in the time of this profession.