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Myths About Teaching

by Milli Beamer

You are thinking about throwing your resume into the mix to be a part of school staffing. It’d be great to be a teacher, wouldn’t it? There are some myths about teaching that need to be dispelled, though.

We are here to help you sift through those myths so that you can determine if this is the right choice for you. Read on to learn more.

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Teachers Have Summers Off

This is one of the most prevalent myths out there about the field of teaching. People think that teachers just laze around all summer and sip drinks by the pool or the beach. While they may squeeze in some relaxation time, they are also often quite busy preparing their lesson plans for the fall.

Also, some teachers who work in year-round districts may also opt to teach summer school for extra pay rather than take off. Teaching is also very mentally hard and this is why the teachers do need the time off to recharge the batteries in their brains before resuming work.

Teachers Have a Set Schedule Each Day And Rest All Weekend

A teacher doesn’t just come in at 8 am and stop at 3pm. They often arrive very early and sometimes stay very late. Their evenings are mostly filled with grading papers and exams. Many times they bring their work home and spend a lot of time preparing for the next day.

Teachers Have an Easy Job

Actually, teachers have a very demanding job, as you see above. On top of that, along with their teaching duties, they also have to go to meetings and attend professional development courses. They have a lot on their plate each and every day.

Teachers do not sit and play with their students all day. Their job is to challenge those students to learn and show them important facts that can help them later on in life.

It takes a certain type of person with a particular temperament to be able to be a teacher. They may face challenges from both students and their parents. There may be a lot of times where they have to defend themselves.

There are those who roll their eyes and think that teachers have it so easy. The above myths that we dispelled hopefully will put that line of thinking to rest. If you become a teacher, you will earn every cent that you are paid …. and you will probably deserve to get more.

About the AuthorMilli Beamer

Milli Beamer has been helping employers find qualified employees using staffing agencies. She now wants to share her knowledge with others.

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