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TEACHING AS A PROFESSION

Do you love to teach? In choosing whether or not to proceed a teaching career the question previously mentioned should be made the groundwork for your decision. As defined in wikipedia, in education, a teacher is one who helps students or pupils, often in a school, as well as in a family, religious or community setting. A teacher is an acknowledged guide or helper in processes of learning. With that definition alone it is clear that the role of a teacher is not only quintessential but also the foundation of learning in different aspects of our lives. Their influence is not limited in schools alone but also in the community and how we deal with our lives in general. We must admit the fact that part of who we are today lies beneath is a sincere and patient teacher.

The knowledge that we acquired from different sources surrounding us is developed through the help of our teachers. In fact most of the years of our lives are spent in school. Even after finishing a degree, we go back to study again to specialize or broaden our horizons in learning. Even after attaining a specialized field, we go back to some of our teachers and ask some advice on matters concerning our studies or in life in general. Some of these teachers may even become our personal friends.

The teaching profession is a career that should be decided by heart. Teachers undergo major exams to acquire a license to teach say for instance in the Philippine where teachers are required to pass the LET or the Licensure Examination for teachers. In some countries, on the other hand, teachers are not paid well. But if you love to teach this fact is not a hindrance. No valid reasons could ever justify to desist you to continue with your teaching profession if you choose it by heart. As Richard Leblanc said and I quote:

"Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about reason. It's about not only motivating students to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so in a manner that is relevant, meaningful, and memorable. It's about caring for your craft, having a passion for it, and conveying that passion to everyone, most importantly to your students."

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