|How have your past experiences prepared you for teaching? How did you become interested in education?
I have seen a lot of ups and downs in my life and the basic cause of these things in my life was the environment of lake of education. I had hold my breath to become a teacher. Now I have 18 golden years of work experience.
When I saw my teachers taught me very well and they sacrificed a lot for my success.
I belong to a family of teachers, so one could say there is some genetic inclimation for teaching was there in me, but even then it was not a natural choice for me. I tried my hand at teaching for a short time before I decided to do a doctorate and pursue teaching as a full-time profession.
I wanted to be an actor or a writer, however, my parents had other ideas of what was acceptable as a career for me. So my dad got me signed up at a Teaching College through one of his contacts. At the time, I was working in a cable factory, totally hating every moment of my job and my life.
I decided to give it a try. In the "coloured" community, it's important to have a good career or back up career to all your dreams and wishes for your life. So I got into teaching out to initially make my parents happy.
I was a volunteer for quite a number of times in an awareness marine introduction program. Its a nice feeling to see your students became passionate about the environment and nature.
I am educated to be a teacher, hence I ready to devoted x'self to be good teacher in developing education world.
education is world is pleasing and very glorifying. with education of man becomes higher of its
I always wanted to teach but I believed it was going to be a retirement career. I graduated college with a business background and went into recruiting after school. I worked in the Junior High ministry for a few years and I volunteered during the summer and weekends with troubled teenagers.
Attitude, Let others know what I know.
I was bright and a fast learner in primary school, so enjoyed learning. I slowed right down in secondary school, and failed sixth form, then repeated it. Then, after studying television, I studied philosophy, psychology and religion. These subjects restarted my brain, and gave me an interest in teaching children how to think for themselves, and think critically. Also to appreciate and reflect upon their world, universe, and existence.
Also, as a musician, I developed an interest in running school bands. I have also used my TV/video training to make movies with the kids.
Teaching turned out to be the job where I can do all the things I like: music, computers, video-making, website-design, blogging, sport, etc.
I used to joke that I would probably teach when I was studying philosophy. I didn't think I would actually be able to do it though. I was a shy kid, etc.
I've luckily found it to be the perfect job.
Im an old hand in teaching. If you know what teaching was (in apartheids time) in compared to today.... DO YOU HAVE TIME?
The bachelors in Engineering followed by Masters in Management and Doctors' in Management Philosophy prepared me to join the challenging field of teaching. The interest was further strengthened by the values aquired through family, where everyone lovews teaching.
in Indonesia I taught my student to solve their problem english subject in their school by coming to theirhouse
A bachelor of Teaching
I was in the handlooms and sillk textiles industry for 20 years as a manager. My last position in an organization called 'Serifed' was General Manager. I wanted to teach Management. In fact, in the beginning of my career, in 1983, I worked as a lecturer in an engineering college. I felt I would enjoy teaching better than as an executive. For over five years now, I have been teaching.
I have always been interesting in learning. I find intellectual and emotional satisfaction in learning about the world, and especially about the human condition. This feeling of profound satisfaction cannot be contained and I feel that I must share knowlege and insight with others; this naturally leads to an interest in teaching, counseling and education.
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