Do you think teaching is a boring profession?

India
January 9, 2007 7:39pm CST
When I ask teens about career planning, I find that only a few of them want to opt teaching as a career. They prefer to go for teaching just to fill the gap till they get their choice job. Since ages, teaching is considered to be a noble profession then why this trend is seen now-a-days. Is it a boring profession? What do you think?
5 responses
• United States
10 Jan 07
I think it takes a special person to be a teacher. It takes alot of hard work, skill and other qualities that not everyone has. Plus in many cases it can come down to money. Teachers don't make a ton of money and for some people that's part of the deceiding factor when it comes to picking a career.
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
10 Jan 07
yep. right. some people these days are just looking for careers where they can earn more money. years ago, people look for careers that can make them happy. funny how the world changes so fast.
• India
11 Feb 07
Yes, I agree with you. Money factor makes is a very imp. factor.
@venshida (4839)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I don't think its a boring profession. I worked in the corporate world over 20 years, and I am trying to transition to a teaching career. I don't think society value teachers, and that's a shame because they make such a impact on our lives.
• India
11 Feb 07
I really appreciate yor answer.
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Its not actually boring, but society is starting to place too many demands on the public school system here, especialy in special education. Students that once were in day treatment programs for their mental illness or behavoiural problems, along with those who would have been in a more hospital-like setting are now being pushed into the school system. The money that would have kept them in settings more appropriate for their problems has dried up so we have students who are not prepared for the clasrrom, and/or never will be fully functional by any stretch of the imagination. It is difficult to get bored with situations where you are dealing with tube feedings, diapering high school students, or restraining students who are a danger to themselves or others. It is diffculdt to get bored with circumstances that require you spend your own money to stock a classroom with the supplies needed to do little things like art or music. It is difficult to get bored with the los pay....but it is impossible to be optimistic for very long if you are paying attention. People rarely leae teaching due to boredom. They usually leae because they are treated badly.
• India
11 Feb 07
May be that you are right.
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
10 Jan 07
when i was younger and asked who i wanna become in the future, i always want to be a doctor. never in my mind i wanna be a teacher. now,i am a licensed pharmacist for 6 years now. and when i come across with children who does not know much about school now (since the quality of education is too low these days), i wish i could do something for them and teach them. but i don't think schools with accept me as a teacher. it's just now that i want to be a teacher because i know i can be a better teacher than the teachers they have in schools now.
• India
11 Feb 07
May be you r an inborn teacher.
@cheerldr (594)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
I think teaching is a challenging job. When I was in my younger years, I really wanted to be a teacher, I admire teeachers. Maybe those students who find teaching as a boring profession may not like the way their present teacher teaches them or they simply hate their teachers. Remember, our teachers are our second parents.