“It’s ok: I’ll be a teacher”

The economic downturn seems to have brought out the caring side in many: now that their jobs have either gone or are unsafe, many are considering teaching.

There are two issues with this: (1) People looking to switch careers don’t seem to take account of the fact that teaching is not just a vocation, but a profession; and (2) Teaching is not easy.

If there is an increase in the number of people applying to teacher training courses, don’t be surprised if the rate of people leaving those courses, or teaching more widely, increases.


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