Teaching can be quite stressful in many ways. At the end of the day, or the end of a lesson, you may feel like a failure because there may just be some things, no matter how hard you try, that your students just may not understand. If you’re teaching younger ages, some days it may seem that you are merely running a daycare. Some students may be so difficult and stubborn that you feel as if there is no hope with them, making you again, feel helpless and worthless. But at the end of the day, so many incredible moments and memories come out of teaching which makes everything worth it.
Think about your favorite teacher as a child. What made them your favorite teacher? Did you feel as if you had a personal connection with them? Did they teach your favorite subject? Or were they just simply a nice person to be around? There was obviously something about them that made an impact on you or stuck with you throughout your life that makes them your favorite teacher.
One of the best parts about teaching is realizing that you’ve made an impact on your students’ lives, whether that impact is big or small. When you think about it, teachers spend more time with our children on a weekly basis than we do. We only get to see our children during the evening, and at young ages, this doesn’t amount to a long time before bedtime. Other than that, parents really only have more time on the weekends, if they are not working. Your child has a lot of time to bond with his or her teacher. At the beginning of the year, the teacher’s goal is to teach your child academically. But as the teacher learns every personality of their students and their backgrounds, they hope to teach them about life. Maybe a child’s situation isn’t great at home. Teachers may be able to pick up on that and your child may feel comfortable confiding in their teachers.
Your child’s teachers may spend time teaching your child important life lessons. While they are young, it’ll start with basic manners such as sharing and being kind to the people around them. As they grow older it will be things like hoping to guide them on the right paths to having a successful future.
Teachers spend countless hours, outside of their work day, to create a better learning experience for their students. Whether it’s spending hours after school organizing their classroom, planning new craft ideas, or even just doing basic lesson plans, teachers work long hours to give their students the best learning experience that they can. These long hours most of the time will go unnoticed. Not many people realize the extra time and effort that goes into teaching. They will even spend their own money on craft supplies, classroom decorations, snacks, etc.
Overall, teaching can be a very stressful and overwhelming job. But the pros definitely outweigh the cons in this situation. The extra hours and the money spent can’t compare to make a difference in a child’s life. Contact us