Teaching as a Profession
It is very difficult to choose a profession. But a profession is a must for one’s livelihood. There are many professions which man has adopted according to his knowledge and ability. A life without an aim is like a ship without a rudder. An aim helps a man to gain his coveted objective, his career. A person can adopt any profession or business. It depends upon his aptitudes and mental capability. 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. All profession is equally important for human development. 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.
Considering these, my choice is the simple wish to be a teacher. Teaching, with its benefits and intellectual motives, has risen to become one of the most sought after jobs in society. I believe that teaching is the most important profession in the world.
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. Without the transfer of knowledge to young minds, we will stagnate and wither as a world. Teaching is hope for better, more successful futures. At present, neither the students nor the teachers have the same sincerity and singleness of purpose. Learning is hope for becoming better individuals, for gaining intelligence, and for implementing practical experiences in our future. However, there are still exceptional teachers who are genuinely concerned about the future of their pupils and try to guide them sincerely.
Staying current with professional development is our fast-moving world is crucial. Unfortunately, there are people who take to teaching out of compulsion, because the other avenues are not open to them. 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.
One cannot overlook the advantages that one has as a teacher. 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.
Teaching has certain distinct advantages over other professions. Teachers use practices that establish positive self-concept in learners. Teachers do not have very long working hours. Surely, lots of time is taken in preparing the lessons, correction work, etc. The work of teachers basically occurs in the setting of a classroom. Still one can have ample time to pursue other interests. Moreover, teachers are held in high esteem in society.
Teaching is definitely a profession as it focuses on the development of guides and values for students in their respective social relationships. 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. So, I am preparing myself in the time of this profession. However, the one on one interaction between students and teachers is the main element in the process of teaching.