It is a journey of a few years to become a teacher. What do you do when you want to find out what a teacher’s life would look like before you actually begin this journey?
Here’s a little experience from someone we would like to share:
Hi! My name is Nina. I have always wanted to be a teacher since I can remember. I couldn’t wait to start my teacher's education journey. But I was also aware that it is a profession that requires selfless dedication and long hours. So, at one point I wondered if I will be able to do the job as perfectly as my favourite teachers have done it.
Just then, someone suggested that I become a teacher assistant. And so, after my Diploma in elementary education, I started approaching schools to join as a teacher assistant to understand the nuances of the teaching profession from close quarters. Little did I know that I had actually embarked on an enriching and adventurous journey where no two days were alike.
As a teacher assistant, I got to help out subject teachers prepare lesson plans (Best Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning), learning materials, and sometimes during evaluation and assessments (watch free masterclass on assesment and evaluation) too. I also looked after class administration, and helped the students overcome their learning hurdles by communicating with them on a one-on-one basis. Each day was so fun and exciting, thanks to the curious minds of the little ones.
Soon I realised that teaching is indeed where my passion lies and I want to do it for the rest of my life. So, without any second thoughts, I enrolled for my bachelor’s degree in education and now, I cannot wait to become a full-time teacher.
I really want every aspiring teacher to explore the opportunities that the teacher assistant role can offer. It is truly a rewarding experience that only helps you identify your passion in the most relevant way.
However, there is another option as well- one that not only identifies your greatest strengths but also helps you with a fool-proof action plan to start your teaching career according to International pedagogical standards.
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