The Day to Day Life and Career of a Teacher
No two teaching careers are the same. The way you teach and pursue your career is unique to you. By choosing a teaching career, you bring your full self to the school community: your personality, your experience, and your ambitions.
Teaching Enables You To
elevate your life, transform others’ lives
give back to your community
expand your career and work path
experience a diverse community of future Minnesotans, be a part of the solution for education in this state
"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."
“We are what we believe we are.”
Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
"Be all that you can be. Find your future--as a teacher."
Madeline Fuchs Holzer
"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth."
Helen Caldicott, author and peace activist
"There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher."
Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides
Teaching is One of the Happiest Professions
Anyone Can Teach
Wrong! The idea is nonsense - try organizing a child's birthday party or chaperoning a high school dance!
Teacher Preparation is Not Much Use
Wrong! Studies over the last 30 years show that fully prepared teachers are more highly rated and more effective students.
Teachers Don't Work Hard Enough
Wrong! Teachers have little time during the day for planning, locating materials, talking with parents, meeting individually with students, or grading papers, they do all of these things after school hours, typically well into the evenings or on weekends.