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20 Inspiring Reasons Why You Love to Teach

20 Inspiring Reasons Why You Love to Teach

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It all started with a quote...

Qutoe: I teach because there is an excitement and joy and suspense in the journey

When we shared this quote from Rebecca Alber on Edutopia's Facebook page, we were amazed at the reaction--thousands of you shared it with your friends and hundreds responded with your own heartfelt reasons for why you love teaching. 

We were so inspired, we collected twenty of our favorites as a reminder for why teaching is such an amazing and worthwhile profession. So without further ado, here are...

20 Inspiring Reasons Why You Love to Teach

 

If you don't see the reason why YOU teach, then please let us know in the comments below!

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Dorothy Hastings's picture
Dorothy Hastings
Director of First school

Children learn in different environments. Teaching gives us the opportunities help shape a dream of the student as well it contributes towards our personal growth.

Angelique's picture
Angelique
Life Long Lover of Literacy

I teach because, I believe that it is my calling to help students in urban schools become excited about learning, engaged in the learning process and to excel in all that they do. I also want to instill a love of learning in students, so that they will always have a desire to grow and develop .

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Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Online Community Engagement Manager

Dorothy, you're absolutely right. Children can learn in so many different ways, but given how much time is spent in the classroom, it has a special place in shaping their futures.

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Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Online Community Engagement Manager

Angelique, that's the goal, isn't it? A love of learning can take you farther than any grade.

olatunji's picture
olatunji
Education is the best legacy to a child

How can we control the negative imparct of electronic communication in leaning today, as most of the student alway busy with games, movies while lecture are going on in the class.

olatunji's picture
olatunji
Education is the best legacy to a child

Really there must be continuity in whatever we do that is good, therefore the education knowledge need to the passed across to the next generation.

Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Online Community Engagement Manager

olatunji, there are two sides to the question: The first is a class management one--how to make sure students are engaged in their own learning. The second is on the role of electronic devices (if any) in learning. I would offer that the first question is the more foundational one.

You may want to check out Edutopia's resources on Student Engagement: https://www.edutopia.org/blogs/tag/student-engagement. There may be some relevant articles there for you.

I'll also add that maybe there's a way to use the students' devices to your advantage. Are there apps or tools you can tap into that can help with the learning process. For example, here is a blog post by Monica Burns that talks about apps that can help with reading: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/apps-for-winter-reading-monica-burns.

Nicole's picture

I can identify with each of the slides. There are two that truly stand out and are the most consistent in my journey. Elizabeth Byrnes Egesdahl stated quite simply, "I teach because it's what I'm meant to do." I have tried to have other careers, but nothing else fits. This is my passion.

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Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Online Community Engagement Manager

Nicole, what's remarkable to me is just how many teachers feel that way. For some, it really is a calling.

fmofti's picture

Teaching is the job of prophets.
It's a rewarding job both to students and teachers.
Education as strategy for nations is the primary goal to develop socially, economically ....etc.

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