Have you had those moments where you felt a certain sense of pride and satisfaction by teaching something to someone? Maybe you have taught someone to read and write, or helped your siblings tie their shoelaces or even hold a spoon properly. As tiny as these deeds sound, they end up giving you paramount happiness. Surely, the act of teaching holds such an important place. Former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam once rightly said,
“Teacher is a very noble profession that shapes the character, calibre, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.”
Do you also have the same urge to help make a difference in the lives of others? Do you want to inspire and empower the bright young minds and build a better tomorrow? Then the teaching profession is your true calling! This profession will not just give you the power to nurture the leaders of tomorrow, but it will also instil in you the love for learning.
And we are here to help you in this career path. But first, let’s understand:
Teaching is one of the noblest professions. Through this profession, you will not just help a child gain knowledge about various subjects but also help the child recognise his/her strengths and weaknesses and become a better human being. With the power of education, you will have a strong transformative influence on people’s lives.
Nursery or pre-primary teachers play an important role during the formative years of children. They structure their learning journey and help them read, write, count numbers as well as respond to social interactions. They plan interesting activities, fun games to keep the little ones engaged while helping them understand themselves and the world around them better.
How you can become a nursery or pre-primary school teacher:
Primary school teachers are responsible for teaching an approved curriculum to children of class 1 to class 5. Preparing lesson plans, assessing students based on their academic performance as well as connecting with parents regarding concerns or improvements of the students are some important responsibilities of a primary school teacher. Overall, a primary school teacher will make the learning experience of a child more enriching by teaching them a broad range of topics.
How you can become a primary school teacher:
Secondary school teachers are responsible for teaching approved curriculum to children of class 6 to class 10. High secondary school teachers are responsible for teaching specific subjects to students of class 11 and 12. They are subject-matter experts who help prepare students for the future by teaching problem-solving skills, methods for critical thinking, and basic concepts of the required subjects.
How you can become a secondary and high secondary school teacher
College and university lecturers are the senior-most qualified teaching professionals. They usually teach specific subjects or topics in colleges and universities.
How you can become a college and university teachers
While there are various educational fields for a teacher to apply for a job, here are the popular employment opportunities for teachers:
The first step is to perform well in your 12th board exams. BYJU’S – The Learning App has programs that will help you prepare for your boards and competitive exams like NEET and IIT. With adaptive, engaging videos, sample test papers and personalised feedback, BYJU’S’ visual learning methods will surely give you the necessary boost to do your best.
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