11 December 2016


I didn't always know that I wanted to teach, in fact there was a time where I couldn't think of anything worse than being stuck in education for the rest of my life.
I have gone through many different career choices ranging from wanting to be a princess in Disneyland (who wouldn't?!), journalism and management. I always thought that I would be best suited in a job where I worked independently, I'm not that confident and thought I would be best working alone- oh how wrong I was.

Mother really does know best. 
My mum has always wanted me to be a teacher, she's a textbook pushy parent and has had all of our careers planned since before we were born, probably! I kinda rebelled against this during my teens. I knew what I wanted and I didn't want what she did, I didn't want my mum to force me into a job because it was what she wanted. Now I realise it wasn't that she was pushing me towards teaching, she just knew me better than I knew myself.

Getting into the classroom. 
Work experience. The dreaded week where we are all supposed to have figured out what we are going to do for the rest of our lives and get out and experience it. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I had to do work experience in Year 12. My mum (once again) suggested going into a local primary school to see if I wanted to teach. My mum's suggestion was the best I had so I arranged to go into my local primary school with the year 6 teacher. Looking back, it's funny to think how much this week actually changed my life and has shaped everything I've done since then. That week I taught my first lesson and caught a love for teaching.

So... why teach?
I teach because I have a genuine love for children and their education. For me there is nothing more rewarding than the look of a child who has grasped a concept for the first time. It's going to sound silly but I always wanted my life to be meaningful, that when I die (morbid, I know) for someone to remember me and the impact I had on this earth. Even if only one child remembers me as their teacher and how I had somehow encouraged or inspired them to go on and become a musician, lawyer, CEO, plumber. I'll be happy with the life I've had.

But more importantly than that I want to help shape the next generation to create a better world. Education is the key to raising humans who care for one another. Teaching children that everyone should be treated as equal to one another regardless of their skin colour, faith, sexuality, gender etc. is something I believe very strongly in and teaching children that the person you are is much more important than the mark you get on a piece of paper.

I couldn't think of a career I would rather do than being a teacher because there is so much you can do to help a child grow! Teaching isn't just a job for me, it's a way of life and the reason I am glad to wake up in the morning, that is why I teach.

What is your dream job? I love hearing all about your goals and passion!

Till next time,
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  1. Great post ☺️ I would love to be a teacher! Or even a teaching assistant! I look back and i wish i studied it after leaving school :( but back then i wasn't sure what i wanted to be?! Now at 24 i don't know how i would even be able to get into teaching? Any advice? �� X

    1. Totally not Robyn, obviously, but I was somewhat in the same situation as you.

      Currently, my main degree that I’m going for is Graphic Design, even though I adore teaching. Personally, I found that looking in certifications, to start out with, helps. I don’t have the time and not sure I have enough of the confidence (yet) to do a longer program, but deciding that next year, I’ll be adding the classes to get my certification to my workload makes me feel like I’m heading in the right direction.

      I would also recommend reading more into teaching, especially for the age range you’re interested in, and getting a feel for it. If I’m remembering correctly, Amazon has some free Kindle copies of books about teaching if you search it right.

    2. Hey lovely! I'm so glad you are wanting to teach! It's such a rewarding career. The first thing I would suggest would be to get some experience volunteering in a school- that way you can be 100% sure that this is something you want to do and they will be able to advise you on the best path to take into teaching/ teaching assistant. It all depends on which path you want to take as to which is the best course so asking a school would probably be the best thing to do as well as researching around! I hope this helps and if you have any more questions- ask away!
      Love, Robyn x

    3. Hey! Aw thank you :D I have wanted to teach for ages, it's such a rewarding career. Yes i agree i think i need to get some experience so i think i'm going to go round to my local school and ask to volunteer once a week or something! I know it will be hard as i work full time but it'll all be worth it in the end :D thank you for replying lovely! :) xx

  2. I also get a bit gleeful when I see someone else taking the teaching journey! I’m going for my certification (leaning more towards TEFL than primary school), so I get excited to see other people I can follow and share the journey with. I’m happy that you’ve found something you truly love and adore doing. Totally would be down to reading more about how things are going. ����

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