Edutopia on Facebook
Edutopia on Twitter
Edutopia on Google+
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Why I Became a Catholic School Teacher

Why I Became a Catholic School Teacher

Related Tags: New Teachers
More Related Discussions
1 Reply 2 Views


After 27 years in the Computer Sales business, last year, I finished my first year ever as a 4th grade school teacher. Boy, ways I nervous, but it was an extremely rewarding experience. The career change came to me in a rather dramatic way. Allow me to share:


Comments (1 Reply)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS

Gaetan Pappalardo's picture
Gaetan Pappalardo
Teacher, Author, Guitar––Word.
Facilitator 2014


Thank you for sharing your story about entering the field of education. It's a marvelous place that needs spirited individuals like yourself. The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project's blog just posted a couple of pieces on "Why I Teach." Just wanted to share.



Thanks again,


Discussion How to protect yourself from lawsuits?

Last comment 6 days 4 hours ago in New Teachers

Discussion The Inundation of Inexperience

Last comment 2 weeks 6 days ago in New Teachers

blog 7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

Last comment 3 weeks 4 days ago in Learning Environments

blog Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

Last comment 1 month 1 day ago in Back to School

blog 7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

Last comment 1 week 4 days ago in New Teachers

Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion.