Is teaching a profession?

June 26, 2008 9:41pm CST
Do you think that teaching is a professin just as a lawyer is a profession?
10 responses
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
Why of course! Think about it if there are no teachers then there wouldn't be other professions because from the very start it has been the job of teachers to produce professionals like them.
3 Jul 08
That is true and I have thought about that. But people can also argue that teachers arent paid what other professions are paid. And that they get all this time off. And if they are a proffession such as other ones why are they not given the respect that other profesions are given?
@callyw (191)
27 Jun 08
I think teaching is profession, although in the past few years it has been seen as less so. I also think it is a vocation (can something be a profession and vocation?)I think it is sad that teaching doesn't have the respect it used to; from children, parents, media and the government.
27 Jun 08
I have to agree I think that its upsetting as well that teachers dont have the respect that they used to have. I wonder why and what has changed the value of teachers. With the curriculum they have today, I really think that they are doing more today then they were having to do in the past. So why is it they are not being respected more? Why less?
@keasling (724)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Definately I think teaching is a profession just like any other. It is one of the most imnportant professions that there is.
3 Jul 08
I agree that teaching is one of the most important professions becuase to get lawyers, or doctors these people have to be educatred from somewhere. But I think that alot of people argue that professions are people who get 6 digit slaries, dont have the summers off and time off during the year. Do you think that teaching is one of the hardest professions?
• United States
28 Aug 08
Of course it is a profession. WHO DO YOU THINK TAUGHT THE LAWYERS?? hehe wise eh?
@anneshirley (1516)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
It is a profession if you just think of it as earning money and getting through with the month but it is a vocation if you are after prospering students knowledge and guiding them to be an asset of the nation in the future.
@Anne19 (300)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
I think teaching is more of like nursing. It is both a profession and vocation. Profession in a sense that it requires extensive study, aside from the simple fact that it is considered a profession nowadays. In my view, it is also a vocation, because teaching requires you to be in service of your student, and the passion to do it is not something you see in other kinds of profession.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Of course it is. What would make you or lead you to believe that it isn't? There are many jobs that are classified as professional jobs and teaching is one of them. Not sure what you thought it was.
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
For me, teaching is not a profession, but a VOCATION. Teaching is not a lucrative job, and nobody gets rich in teaching. I've been an educator for how many years and though I would say that what I earn is really not enough, the reward you get is the gift of knowledge you impart to the pupils who are striving to learn. It's more of public service when you teach...
• United States
13 Jul 08
Teaching is indeed a profession. It is a vocation. Some teachers teach in order to live, however. Many of them, though, live in order to teach. Is there a difference? Think it over. However, teaching in my countries does not provide someone with a sense of gratification due to low salary. That must not be a problem for teachers who have finally discover MyLot community. LOL! What more if they find other income-earning sites that really pay! I, too, enjoy teaching -- in a number of ways. Visit my site and become one of my smartest students in earning a decent income online! socius100 http://myfuturebuilder.blogspot.com
• Mexico
12 Jul 08
I think teacher is a profesion very much different than lawyer, yes a teacher help the lawyer to get to his profesion but the merit is for the lawyer not for the teacher why? Because u didnt take the work to make u famous i give classes but i dont get any merit i give classes for free i dont take summer vacations and i study and give classes but i wont take merit of the people i teach is their merit their potition in life if they wanna give me some of it ill be proud. By the way i dont give classes in school ill teach in personal defense is teaching to kids very little kids, is hard work isnt payd job is a pissing job; but is my job and im very proud of it