teaching.... a noble profession not a money maker.

Philippines
March 27, 2007 2:02am CST
I remember when I was still active in teaching, our school directress told us that: "If you want money, then leave the teaching profession!" WOW! Thats was really a tough suggestion. Especially, if you are in need of money those days. If you received this kind of advice, will you follow the advice or not?
5 responses
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
not just a noble profession.. its a vocation... Long live to the teachers!
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
Hurray for these heroes!!!
@ryanphil01 (4187)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
i did. way back 1989 after almost 10 years of teaching at college i left my job and went abroad. and i did not regret it. although, my respect for my other colleagues who are still in this profession remains intact. i am proud to learn that many of them are doctorate degree holders and are holding key positions now. i still regard teaching a noble profession because of the untiring efforts the teachers have particularly in molding the youth.
@god_spear (498)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
Well if i dont like my profession probably i will look for another which gives much more than i gaet from teaching, but if i love it i will stay. Like me i am a government employee and when i attended one of our seminar workshop te speaket told us that if you dont like to work in government you can get out.But of course before you go, be sure that you will land a much higher paying job.Nowadays people must look for an extra job for an extra money just like an ordinary employee with 4 children it is a must to look for it even though that husband and wife are both working.Still they need additional income. But teaching profeesin is a very noble job, you mold teh society without people like you a country will not be progressive maybe.
• Malaysia
29 Mar 07
i think i'm agree with that, in teaching profession you can't be rich your life just not very rich and not poor, in teaching profession teacher take great responbility not just teaching the content but moral value is conclude, if you in school, you must plan and make program fo your student succes. It's like you secrifice for other. Money is second place, you work and you get pay your salary, your student score in their exam your salary is still the same and if your student doin poor in their exam then you will fill pressure to get back the result and your salary still the same. It's look like you will not become millionare when your student score. that all, teaching profission not just take you energy but your soul.
• India
27 Mar 07
Well, your directress was being honest and brutally honest at that. She probably wanted you to be sure of what was coming your way and what were the things that would not be coming your way. Maybe it was her way of making sure that you didn't get into something that you would come to regret later. Only people who are really having a passion to teach should be teaching, as it's not a job like any other you know. If you screw up, the after effects are going to haunt a lot of children for a very long time. Teaching is becoming unglamorous with every passing day, and its popularity is next only to becoming a priest or a nun, as the number of things that you have to sacrifice for the job are extremely high. I too have a love for teaching, but I need the money desperately, so would not be looking at teaching as a career right now. Maybe after a few years of fruitful employment elsewhere, I would like to moonlight as a teacher to satisfy my hunger for teaching too, while not losing any of the opportunities that are open to me at the moment.