What does it mean – Teaching is a CALLING?

The FUTURE of Learning


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This was a phrase I heard some 35 years ago. At the time it seemed to be so outdated. I wanted to be the modern teacher the one who planned, prepared and executed! No ‘religious calling’ for me! But the older I have got the more I have seen it again and again – teaching really is a calling for those great teachers, if it isn’t it can be the most painful job in the world.

One thing that teaching does require is undying dedication to want to help others. No teacher can last long if they are only in it for the money, the hours and the power they may get dominating a group. All that is extremely short-lived. The reason for this calling has everything to do with humanness and the level of this in our everyday classroom.

Whether you are teaching children or…

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2 thoughts on “What does it mean – Teaching is a CALLING?

  1. I was talking with my students in China one day and it turned out they were disappointed that teaching was my day job while writing was my dream. They want teachers for whom teaching is their dream.

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