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Teaching Career

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in investment, mathematics and economics

Teaching Career

The decision to choose a career is one of the most important decisions in one ‘s life . Therefore , I approached it with great care and spent a lot of time evaluating possible alternatives . The decision-making process was a lengthy process , but knowledge of decision-making process helped me reach a decision in a relatively short time

Teaching was the most immediate alternative since I was majoring in child care management . In my case , I considered for a while non-profit management . Within teaching , there were also different careers that appealed to [banner_entry_middle]

me . This career had long appealed to due to the teacher ‘s impact on the life of other people , opportunity to shape lives and develop abilities . My educational path only confirmed that this career was my best choice since I developed a sincere interest in the subjects I was taught . I also wanted to work at the administrative level , and since I had an education in that field , I was most likely to make it to the top level with my degree in child care management . However , there are always other alternatives to teaching work

At the time of my decision-making , I was not aware of other opportunities that would appeal to me . I was set on finding a job at the administrative level . However , I was not offered a job in this field and so I decided to launch career in kindergarten classes . This alternative presented itself when I was selected in college to participate in a special program targeted at children of 3-5 years of age

At first , this job seemed too challenging as I was not accustomed to dealing with kids of such a small age . On the contrary , in the process of dealing with kids , I discovered that I found personally many aspects of dealing with young kids enjoyable . They reacted to my efforts with great enthusiasm and followed along with a lot of zest that I did not quite so often uncover in other people . They were a great group to be with , and surprisingly , I found that I was able to learn nearly as much from them as they could from me

When I realized the advantages of teaching to small children , my choice became apparent . I used a popular model of decision-making including listing the advantages and disadvantages of each option , popularized by Benjamin Franklin (Wikipedia , 2006 . In a more modern variation this is called ‘Plus /Minus /Interesting ‘ model (MindTools Ltd 2006 . I listed the pluses and minuses of teaching in the following table

Plus Minus Interesting

Exciting work 3 ) A relatively low salary (-3 ) A high workload (-3

Opportunity to make an impact on people ‘s lives 5 ) Limited promotion opportunities (-4 ) An opportunity to build connections within the community 2

Fits in with my education 2 I scored this table , getting the following results

Plus 10 ) – Minus (-7 Interesting (-1 4

The analysis revealed to me that I have to continue with the teaching career . I decided to pursue a career in teaching , trying to gain more experience that would eventually promote me to the administrative position . The choice has highly positive implications for my life since teaching allows me to have a life that is full of thrilling and innovative experiences dealing with new people and uncovering new talents both in myself and my students

References

Mind Tools Ltd . PMI : Weighing the Pros and Cons of a Decision . Retrieved October 6 , 2006 , from http /www .mindtools .com /pages /article /newTED_05 .htm

University of Maryland . Decision-Making Model . Retrieved October 6 2006 , from http /www .lib .umd .edu /groups /learning /Decision-MakingModel .pdf search 22decision 20making 20process 20model 22

Wikipedia (2006 . Decision Making . Retrieved October 6 , 2006 , from http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Decision_making

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