5 REA­SONS TO BE A TEACHER

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IN­SPIRE THE NEXT 1 GEN­ER­A­TION

Most peo­ple can name at least one teacher from their child­hood who made an im­pres­sion on their life, whether they in­tro­duced them to mu­sic or made read­ing en­joy­able or showed them their own self worth.

2 EM­PLOY­MENT DE­MAND About 38,400 ex­tra teach­ers are ex­pected to be hired in the five years to May, 2022, in­clud­ing in early child­hood, pri­mary, sec­ondary and spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion. These are on top of jobs cre­ated by staff turnover.

3 GOOD JOB SE­CU­RITY

The hu­man el­e­ment of teach­ing makes it un­likely to be au­to­mated in the near fu­ture. While all jobs will trans­form with new tech­nol­ogy, noth­ing can re­place the role of a teacher.

PASS ON WHAT

4 YOU KNOW

Many peo­ple move into teach­ing as a sec­ond ca­reer. It can be an op­por­tu­nity to pass on ex­per­tise and life ex­pe­ri­ence to the next gen­er­a­tion.

5BE A ROLE MODEL Chil­dren learn more from what they see than what they are told. Teach­ers can im­part good val­ues such as man­ners, emo­tional in­tel­li­gence and self-aware­ness sim­ply by be­hav­ing that way them­selves.

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