Teaching profession: Why have I chosen teaching as profession
WHY DID I CHOOSE TEACHING PROFESSION?PRSENTER’S NAME: LIAQUAT ALI NADEEM
Contents:a) What is teaching professionb) Top Ten Reasons why teaching can be agreat professionc) What are the opinion of great thinkersabout teaching and teachersd) Why did I choose it?
Teaching Profession?It is dissected as:a) The facilitation of student learningb) Imparting knowledge or skillc) It is an intended behaviour to introduce learningd) It is said that teacher is an artist and teaching is an art.
According to G. Wells (1998) it is acluster of activities that are notedabout teacher such as explaining,deducing, questioning ,motivating,taking attendance, keeping record ofworks, students’ progress and students’background information.
Top ten reasons why teaching canbe a great profession1. Student potentialUnfortunately, not every student will succeed in yourclass. However, this fact should not stop a teacher frombelieving that every student has the potential forsuccess. This potential is so existing that each new yearpresents new challenges and new potential successes.
2. Student success and teacher’s exhilarationIt can be a means of great exhilaration when a student who didnot understand a concept and then he learned it through yourhelp.3. Teaching helps you learn a subjectYou will never learn a topic better than when you start teachingit.4. Daily humourIf you have positive attitude and a sense of humour, you will findthings to laugh about each day. So find the fun in your class andenjoy your profession.5. Affecting the futureWhen you are teaching in a class, you, in fact, are also exercisingyour own influences upon your students who are our future.6. Staying youngerBeing around young people everyday will help you remainknowledgeable about current trends, fashions and ideas.
7. Autonomy in the classOnce a teacher closes the door of his classroom andbegins teaching, he really is one who decides what isgoing to happen in the classroom. Not many jobsprovide an individual with so much room to becreative and autonomous each day8. Conducive to family lifeIf you are married and have children, academiccalendar will typically allow you to have the samedays off as your kids.9. Job securityIn many communities teachers are scarcecommodity. It is fairly certain that you will be able tofind a job as a teacher if you have proven yourself asuccessful teacher.
10. Summer offIt is the only profession where you havesummer vacation, winter holidays, andweekends which can really be a hugebenefit and provide much needed rest time
Opinions of great thinkers Aristotle: those who know , do . Those whounderstand, teach. Phil Collinsin learning you will teach and in teachingyou will learn.
William Arthur WardThe mediocre teacher tells , the good teacher explain thesuperior teacher demonstrate, the great teacher inspires.Nikos KazantzakisTrue teachers are those who use themselves as bridgesover which they invite their student s to cross, then havingfacilitated their crossing joy fully collapse, encouragingthem to create their own.Jacques BarzunTeaching is not a lost art but the regard for it is a losttradition.William GlasserWhen you study great teachers, you will learn much morefrom their caring and hard work than from their style.Albert EinsteinI never teach my pupils , I only attempt to provide theconditions in which they can learn.
Why did I choose teaching profession? The Holy Prophet says that he has been sent in this world as a teacher. Itmeans that it is a profession of prophets. My role models are my teachers. I can never forget them. Theymotivated and inspired me to be a teacher. Though my parents want tomake me a doctor and I did F.sc pre medical yet eventually they giveme permission to choose teaching profession. It is not only teaching rather preaching and the teacher leaves indelibleprints on the heart and mind of students. So if a teacher is sincere with hisprofession he can give “ true and sincere men” to his nation.
It has been noted that a student pays a lot of attentionto his teacher. He is all ears to his teachers. So if youhave something good with your self you can impart it toyour students. it is a duty which gives us a chance to earn “Halal”. It is a suitable profession for a thorough gentle andeducated person. It is also a profession which gives us an opportunity forventilation of emotions and feelings . A teacher in theclass has a chance to share all his views and feelingswith his students about any topic .
I choose this profession because it can become a bridgebetween you and society and as a teacher a person canenhance his social contacts. A teacher deals with the psyche of hundreds of studentsbelonging to different bent of mind, different culture, classesand family background. Though it does not appear that ateacher is a sharp person yet it is a fact that his maximumcontact with a student makes him a person of deep,profound and very broad vision. In the case of otherprofession like Army, police, csp, etc. people are expert incertain or limited areas but not in social issues. Teachingprofession enables a man to tackle every situation.
It can also be counted as“Sadqa-i-Jaria”. It means that when ateacher dies, his knowledge imparted tohis pupils would be spiritually benefitedto him when his pupils are transferringor imparting this knowledge to other.
A teacher can bring a great revolutionin the minds and hearts of people byexercising his sublime thought uponthem. He can reform, improve andrefine their personality and thoughts.
A teacher’s role in making ormarring a nation is of greatimportance. A teacher can lift theglory of a nation or he candemolish or destroy the edifice of anation. The example of the formerEast Pakistan which is nowBangladesh is before us whereHindu teachers played a key rolein poisoning the hearts and mindsof the people of East Pakistan.