Why do I teach? This is a multi-dimensional, evolving question that cannot be answered in a single post; so, let’s start with the first three things that come to mind.
I teach because:
- it’s my passion
- it’s fun
- it’s rewarding
Teaching is a special line of work.
I picked teaching, initially, because I thought I was going to be a professor someday–and that someday could still happen, it just doesn’t seem to be in my near future.
I picked teaching in the K-12 setting because I wanted to make sure I enjoyed teaching, and could teach, before I pursued teaching at the highest academic level (university setting).
The good news: teaching became my passion, and it’s fun, and it’s been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.