Film shows dif­fer­ence teach­ing can make

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

AN in­spir­ing video launched by Teach First shows how chang­ing to a ca­reer in teach­ing could be the move for you.

Al­ready watched thou­sands of times on YouTube, the video helps pro­mote the mes­sage be­hind the ‘Change Ca­reer, Change Lives’ teacher re­cruit­ment cam­paign we are launch­ing with Teach First to­day.

The cam­paign is urg­ing peo­ple to recog­nise the value of teach­ing in help­ing to shape the next gen­er­a­tion of tal­ent, to con­sider the ben­e­fits a teach­ing ca­reer can of­fer in the class­room and be­yond, and to step up to the ex­cit­ing, re­ward­ing chal­lenge which teach­ing presents.

The video shows the par­al­lel ex­is­tence of a man work­ing in a dull job which is not for him and not bring­ing any sat­is­fac­tion com­pared to the same man work­ing in the ex­cit­ing, bright world of teach­ing.

Set to mu­sic, it re­veals how, in­stead of mov­ing slowly through a colour­less com­mute, the teacher gets out of bed with a spring in his step as he heads off to in­spire young minds.

Then in­stead of mak­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion to a hud­dle of bored-look­ing men, the teacher is seen pass­ing on knowl­edge to a mul­ti­cul­tural class of stu­dents.

And rather than grab a sand­wich alone at his desk, the of­fice man’s al­ter ego jokes with pupils as he eats his sand­wiches in a school din­ing room.

There’s no walk­ing around in the driz­zle in a snatched work break, just the chance to throw a ball around dur­ing school lunchtime.

Back home the two men have very dif­fer­ent evenings.

The of­fice worker chews gloomily on his meal, not speak­ing to his part­ner, while the teacher smiles and laughs as he re­counts his day over sup­per.

If you’re seek­ing a more re­ward­ing ca­reer, and want to start ev­ery day with an­tic­i­pa­tion and end it feel­ing ful­filled, teach­ing could be the an­swer.

As the video says: “As a teacher, you can change hun­dreds of lives, not least your own.”

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