COVID-19 has forced us to make many changes to our lives. Especially if we have a young family at home and some people have considered a career in teaching. With a stay at home orders across most of the world, children and parents have been juggling work and study in almost every family home.
We adapted to working from home
In the beginning, this was quite tricky. Trying to get our work finished and make time to school our children, so they had a good routine and didn’t miss out on their education, seemed like a daunting task. However, we are now over two months into the crisis, and we are balancing everything pretty well. We are doing better than that! Our children are happy, and learning and some of us have discovered that we have a natural talent for teaching.
Did you miss your calling in life as a teacher?
You may even have started to realise you missed your calling in life. Teaching is such a rewarding career. Especially if you have a passion for a particular subject like maths. Our children learn better when their teacher is excited about what they are teaching!
Have you considered a career in teaching?
A crisis can often lead to beautiful new beginnings, so maybe you should consider a career switch and start doing something that you really love. You will need to sit down and consider all the work that is going to need to go into changing careers. There are qualifications you will need to have and also lots of hoops you have to get through to be allowed to head off into a classroom and teach young children.
There are also several different ways you can work with children. You could become a teaching assistant, or you may see yourself as an innovative headteacher. So sit down and think about where your skill set lies. If you are currently a leader in your chosen career, then you will already have some transferable skills which could help you to steer a school or college in a new direction, especially if you understand budgets.
Learn teaching at leading institutions
Once you have decided what type of teaching you want to do and which age group of a child you would like to work with, it’s time to get researching. Find a lead institute that can get you through all of the qualifications you need to start your new career. It can take many years to finally qualify as a teacher, and you will need to possess a level of education before you are allowed to start this process. Go and talk to a teaching institute to find out if your dream is a possibility and how quickly you can get started.
Your family will probably be supportive
You may find that your family is really supportive of this newfound passion and that they can take on a larger share of bills while you retrain. So don’t be scared about the daunting task of changing your career. It’s never too late to start again, and if it means you can give something to the younger generation and love getting into work every morning, then you should take the leap.