Teaching As a Profession

TeacherWhile students often look to their teachers for advice and guidance on future career pathways, many of those students don’t begin the conversation by exploring teaching itself as a career.

Research makes clear the enormous impact an effective educator can have on a child and a community. From our own personal experiences, we know that teachers can motivate and inspire, particularly as they prepare future generations of leaders and thinkers and voices for the future.

Over at CollegeChoiceNet, they have done a terrific job assembling a wealth of information on the teaching profession, the future prospects for growth in the field, and the shortages that are all too real in today’s pipeline.

In this regard, the Educational Research Center of America admires and supports the work of an exciting new effort Educators Rising. Led by PDK, Educators Rising is committed to “guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession.”

Teachers inspire, and we should do all we can as a community to help today’s students see a future as an educator.

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