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10 Reasons I Want To Be A Teacher Despite What Everyone Else Says About The Profession

No, I don't care about money

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I think there's such a stigma against going into teaching nowadays. You may not make a lot of money at it, but if the job makes you happy, to me, that's worth a million bucks. There are so many reasons why people decide to be teachers, here are some of mine!

1. I Actually Love School

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I've always been the person who loves learning and I enjoyed being in school. I loved doing homework (I know, weird right?) and I would really like to show my students that there is enjoyment to be had in school! There's such a negative stigma around being in a primary learning environment that I wish to change that later on.

2. I Love Learning About Different Cultures

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I want to get a license in English as a Second Language so I can teach non-native English speakers English. It's a great opportunity because you get to see firsthand what other cultures are like.

3. Summers Off

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I mean who doesn't like a break?? :)

4. The Impact You Make On Your Students

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Teachers are the ones who make direct impacts on their students. They help form their dreams and turn them into reality! It's such an amazing experience!

5. My Credentials Are Portable

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You aren't stuck in a "dead-end job" because you can take what you have and know and apply it to literally anything.

6. The Opportunity To Keep Learning and Growing

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In life, you never stop growing and learning. As a teacher, you will find yourself more literate about the world around us because you can see it through the minds of your students. You learn how to grow as a person and put someone else's needs in front of your own.

7. The Opportunity To Make Children Smile

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Making people happy comes with the job and it's such a great thing! I mean you spend every day with them and help them create amazing futures for them.

8. The Work Environment Is Never Dull

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You're always doing something new and there's always something new going on!

9. It's An Outlet For Creativity

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Look up Pinterests of classroom ideas because the things you can do to be creative is unbelievable.

10. The Chance To Change The Future

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Kids are the future, it's true. Whatever you may not like about the present, as an educator you have the ability to influence your students and create a brighter future for the world.

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