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
“A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate “apparently ordinary” people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.
~K. Patricia Cross
“Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.”
"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."
"Be all that you can be. Find your future--as a teacher."
Madeline Fuchs Holzer
“We are what we believe we are.”
“To stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop, to unfold, herein lies the first task of the teacher.”
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.