Re: Why you chose teaching as a profession?
Mine is somehow similar to what 5jj mentioned (I wanted to be a dentist, then an artist but I couldn't, so I ended up teaching). I've been teaching for 11 years. First I started teaching kids and teens for 5 years, through the end of the 5th year I really needed a change of career , I couldn't bear teaching, by the way it wasn't my favorite filed at all. I didn't expect to be a teacher, I couldn't tolerate teaching at all, but I ended up teaching and I was so fed up with it. You know I found the kids and teens nerve-racking. I had a change of work place and started teaching adults and really I found it so rewarding, I feel thrilled and really energetic.I like going through my stuff to teach one point in the best possible way. Now I know it wasn't teaching that I couldn't bear, it was kids and teens!! I don't think of having a change of career, I like them. If one day I don't go to work (on holidays), I feel down, cross my heart!
Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.