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** Why Consider Becoming a Teacher? **

Teaching is a challenging job with many unique frustrations, but the
rewards of teaching are numerable. Some of the many benefits include the

· *Experience the Joy of Making a Difference*
Teachers get incredible joy in seeing the difference they make as students
gain new insights, become more interested in a subject and learn about
themselves. Every day, teachers mold the future through impacting their
students’ views and understandings. Teachers foster creativity, develop
character, give students lenses with which to view the world and provide
students with the skills they need to reach their potential and lead
productive lives. Many individuals are attracted to teaching by a sense of
service, because they want to make a clear, tangible difference in the
lives of others. As a teacher, you see the fruits of your efforts everyday
as you use your intelligence and creativity to help students become excited
about and learn about the science in their lives.
· *Have a Vocation, Not a Job*
For many people, their work is a means to an end. They work for a paycheck
in order to live their lives. But those called to teach have a true
vocation. To those with whom you interact most during your day of teaching
- the students - you are not an employee but a friend, a mentor and a guide
to the world. A teacher makes a difference in the

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** Top Reasons to Become a Teacher **

By Melissa Kelly, About.com Guide

Teaching is a special calling. It is not a job well-suited to everyone. In
fact, many new teachers leave within the first 3-5 years of teaching.
However, there are many rewards that come with this oft maligned career.
Here are my top ten reasons why teaching can be a great profession.

-1. Student Potential-

Unfortunately, not every student will succeed in your class. However, this
fact should not keep you from believing that every student has the
potential for success. This potential is so exciting - each new year
presents new challenges and new potential successes.

· Every Student Can Succeed

-2. Student Successes-

Closely related to the previous pick, student success is what drives
teachers to continue. Each student who didn't understand a concept and then
learned it through your help can be exhilarating. And when you actually
reach that student that others have written off as being unteachable, this
can truly be worth all the headaches that do come with the job.

· Eight Things Teachers Can Do to Create Successful Students

-3. Teaching a Subject Helps You Learn a Subject-

You will never learn a topic better than when you start teaching it. I
remember my first year teaching AP Government. I had taken Political
Science courses in college and thought I knew what I was doing. However,
the student questions just made me dig deeper and learn more. There is an
old adage that it takes three years of teaching to truly

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