151 – SPARK – So You’re Thinking of Becoming a Teacher

Recently a friend reached out to me with a question. “I’m thinking of becoming a teacher,” he shared. “What do you think?”
I’m 41, and I’ve been teaching for 19 years, so I have a pretty good sense of this profession. But education looks different for everyone.
The stakes are high in this field. It takes a lot to get into teaching, and it takes even more to stay in. And the stakes are even higher for students.
So instead of giving my friend a flat yes or no, I decided to lay out the pros and cons as well as I could.
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.
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Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi
Roots of Legend by Density & Time
Species by Diamond Ortiz
Anthem by The Grand Affair
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