When I was young, I was inspired by several of my teachers. They were role models for me and they taught me many important values and lessons. As I became older, I felt that I would like to pay it forward, by taking up teaching as a career, and becoming a role model to young adults, and in doing so, I hope to be able to shape their mind and perspective of life in some way.
I moved to Singapore several months ago, and i’m now teaching English in a private school. I genuinely enjoy interacting with my young students, and everyday is a truly rewarding experience. Recently, our school constructed an outdoor stage where students can perform and practice their public speaking. The whole process of furnishing the place went really smoothly.
I have been a teacher for approximately 5 years, and all throughout my career, I’ve met many individuals who were passionate about teach. When I meet a fellow teacher, I’m always interested to know why they became a teach, and what part of their teaching job they found the most rewarding.
Just the other day, I was talking to my Singaporean colleague about how the locals could get into teaching, and she told me that interested individuals could apply with National Institute Of Education. I went to take a look at the website and I felt that the programmes were really good. It’s definitely something that would encourage the younger generation to take up teaching.
I am really excited to be teaching in my new school, many of my colleagues are quite young and they have a great outlook. The school is also continually upgrading its facilities, and we’ll soon have larger classrooms that look like this.
If you’re interested in teaching English, you can check out the teacher training courses and workshops offered at British Council.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading my thoughts about teaching. I look forward to updating my blog regularly, and sharing more of my experience with you.