whatthefuckam1doing asked: I'm looking at possibly switching my major from Engineering to Science Education and I was wondering if you could spare any advice? What made you want to go into teaching? Thanks :)
The best possible advice I can give you about teaching is that you have to love people. If you don’t love people, don’t be a teacher.
Teaching is a human experience. It doesn’t matter how much you love your content area (although it helps), at the end of the day, if you can’t find a way to connect with other human beings in a meaningful way, none of your students are going to listen to anything you are teaching anyway.
Students will disappoint you, hurt your feelings, make you question your own existence, but at the end of the day, if you can get up and keep trying and learn to love them all over again, you will be successful.
Teaching isn’t all about tests and facts and figures - teaching is about people.