11 Rewards of Being a Teacher
If you are a teacher, I’d want to ask you a simple question: Why do you want to be a teacher in the first place?
If you are in it solely for financial gain, you are in the wrong field. To be a teacher, you must be enthusiastic about your career and understand why you are doing what you do. It has to make you joyful to be effective. In truth, everyone should be content with his or her professional life, regardless of the field in which they work. Don’t lose sight of why you are in the teaching profession, and take some time to think now and again.
This essay is likely to be of interest to those who have read my previous article, “11 Habits of an Effective Teacher.” When you are loving your teaching career, you will most likely reap the benefits listed above as well as others.
1. YOU GET TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES
Knowing and seeing the evidence that you’ve had a positive impact on someone’s life, or numerous lives is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. As instructors, we should refrain from pursuing rewards and recognition. Occasionally, we may not be able to visibly see our appreciation or the influence you’ve had, but we can be assured that it is present. This incentive in and of itself should motivate you to strive to be the greatest teacher you possibly can be for yourself, your school community, and your cherished kinds. But there is more to it than that.
2. YOU WILL BE THE ONE TO IGNITE THE “SPARK”
Have you ever heard pupils express their dissatisfaction by saying things like:
“I don’t understand what you’re saying.”
“I’m very sure I’m going to fail this test.”
“This is quite difficult.”
“This is something I don’t want to do.”
Students in this situation require their teachers to figure out how they can best help and encourage them. These children require teachers who can demonstrate their abilities and figure out what works best for them in terms of learning. Everyone learns differently, and it is the teacher’s responsibility to determine how these children learn most efficiently. There is nothing quite like the sensation you get when these youngsters turn those sentiments around and say, “I did it! I am so proud of myself.” Continue to encourage and support your kids. Never give up on them either. Those are the moments that we live for.
3. advantage is that you will be surrounded by love.
As a teacher, it is extremely pleasant to arrive at work and find myself surrounded by love on all sides! An “I love you Miss” from a student during their free time or even a simple “I love you Miss,” can quickly brighten my day when I’m having a particularly hectic or stressful day at work. Being able to teach students and care for them while they are in my care is an incredible honour.
4. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE MILESTONES
You will have the opportunity to recognise and celebrate both large and little achievements with your children throughout the day and school year. You get to watch your student’s (current and former) progress and take pride in the fact that you were a part of the process that brought them to where they are now. You also get to celebrate all of their birthdays with them, which means a LOT of CAKE and a LOT of birthday celebrations! Who could say no to that?
5. You get to have a good time all day long.
You’d agree that children are hilarious even when they’re not trying to be. Your students, whether one at a time or all at the same time, are likely to make you chuckle. I’m not sure about you, but for me, laughter is the best medicine for a lot of problems in life. When you are a teacher, you must maintain a sense of humour and engage in lighthearted banter with your students. It will brighten your day as well as the day of others around you. Please understand that it is not all fun and games, as you may think. Your kids must understand when it is suitable to be serious vs when it is appropriate to joke around with their classmates. It is critical to strike this balance with your kids to prevent things from getting out of hand or being too boisterous.
6. YOU GET TO DESIGN YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT
Most professions do not allow their employees to “construct” their work environments. They report to work in an environment that has been built specifically for them and to which they have made contributions. Teachers, on the other hand, have the freedom to design their environment (with limitations). The best we can hope for is that teachers foster a healthy learning atmosphere that will enhance the learning that takes place in the classroom. Teachers are given the flexibility to make the most of the situation! What better way to spend most of your workday in your classroom than to make it as positive, comfortable, and happy as you possibly can? Do it for yourself as well as the youngsters who will be sharing your room.
7. You have the opportunity to inspire others.
Whether you intend to or not, you can inspire others simply by being yourself. When you put out your best effort, you encourage children to do the same. When you put in the effort, you motivate your coworkers to do the same. When you’re joyful, positive, creative, and enthusiastic, you inspire everyone around you to be the same way as you. The list continues, but I believe you have grasped my argument. Therefore, always strive to be your best self since you never know who you might be influencing! –
8. The opportunity to feed your inner creativity is another perk of the job.
Since becoming a teacher, I’ve discovered a lot about myself and my creative potential that I didn’t know I possessed before. Now, setting up my classroom, creating bulletin boards, creating interesting courses and visually appealing resources, and so forth, come quite effortlessly to me now. I’ve gained a new respect for art as a result of my teaching experiences. Now I am confident in my ability to plan events, paint murals, generate resources for sale, design spaces, and do a variety of other DIY projects. Having gained experience as a teacher and being enthusiastic about penmanship, I decided to start my own calligraphy business. Take advantage of your teaching experiences to arouse your inner creativity, which is already present even if you haven’t realised it yet.
9. Having an exciting day every day is something you get to experience.
Some people find a 9-5 office job to be quite rewarding, which is incredible! Some people, on the other hand, work in an office simply because it is a job and it pays the bills. For certain individuals, the passage of time may seem to move at a glacial pace throughout the day. Consider whether or not you are enjoying the work that you are doing. Don’t let life pass you by without taking advantage of the opportunities it presents. When you work as a teacher, it is really difficult to have a boring day at the office, in my opinion. You always have at least one thrilling, humorous, or entertaining tale to tell before you leave the office!
10. YOU GET TO CREATE LONG-LASTING MEMORIES THAT YOU WILL REMEMBER FOREVER.
My favourite part of September is getting to meet all of my new students for the year, which I look forward to every year. In addition, I get to learn about the characteristics of more than 20 pupils and how I can assist them all to attain their full potential while the students’ care is in my hands. When the school year comes to a close, I always get a little teary because I know I will miss the students once we have all graduated. It never gets old, no matter how many years you spend doing this. When September arrives, there will always be a sense of anticipation in my heart. And, even though it can be difficult to be thankful at the end of the year, I am always grateful for the memories that we have shared and the lessons that we have learnt from one another. Some individuals have inquired as to what my favourite grade or class is, but the truth is that I do not have a favourite. As cliche as it may sound, they are all among my personal favourites.
You’ll have the opportunity to educate others.
Don’t take anything for granted, no matter how good you are at it. I know many teachers who are having difficulty finding full-time teaching positions because there is a shortage of qualified teachers in certain parts of the world. If you are allowed to teach, take advantage of it and put your all into it. When you are a teacher, you go beyond what is written in the textbooks. You instruct youngsters on how to deal with their emotions and how to solve problems constructively. You teach children how to be self-sufficient and well-organized in their daily lives. You teach children what is important to them and what their interests are by modelling what they value. You educate youngsters how to behave properly and how to take responsibility for their actions, among other things. You instruct children on how to express regret to others and how to learn from their mistakes and acts. The best part is that you are teaching all of this and so much more without even recognising it yourself. You can teach all of this by simply being an outstanding teacher who is passionate about what she or he does.