Cons of Being a Teacher

Now, for the disadvantages:

One of the cons that most teachers will name right off hand is the workload. Unlike other jobs, you don't actually clock on and off as a teacher. Most days, you will be bringing work home with you, meaning creating homework, projects, and lesson plans. All of the planning required by teachers can be mentally draining, creating some stress.
Another aspect of being a teacher that is disliked by many teachers is the pay. In comparison to other careers, teachers are paid relatively low. Considering that the people who make more money are inevitable taught by professional teachers, many people see this as unfair.

Uncooperative students and parents can also take away from teaching. Students and parents that are very difficult to deal with can bring even more stress to being a teacher.

Other cons include paying for supplies out of pocket and some aspects of the teachers' union.
Many people do not realize it, but teaching is not an easy job to do. It takes some hard work, cooperation, and dedication to be a successful teacher.

Movies and television can often times give off a falsified depiction of teachers, so don't base your teaching career choice on that. The best way to learn about teaching is through real teachers or through hands-on experience. Some schools offer shadowing programs that allow aspiring teachers to witness first-hand what teaching is all about so they can decide if teaching is the path they want to follow.

As stated before, every teacher and every teaching position is different, i.e. high school, elementary, private school, etc, so the pros and can will be different for every teacher. And, different teaching positions require different types of training, education and teaching resumes to become qualified, especially from state to state.


Gail Esparan