I am in a teaching program, half way through and I just completed my first to “teaching” classes. Now I have this hugh feeling I’ve made a BIG mistake and that teaching isn’t what I thought it was or that I’m not cut out for it. Not to mention the outlook for finding a job looks bleak. Seems like the writing is on the wall… Problem is I have been a stay at home mom for 13 years and don’t know what else I could do? I really do not want to finish the program because I feel I am wasting my time, my money and my heart isn’t in it anymore. I have always wanted to help people and I thought teching would be perfect for that need and for my family, but I am really doubting it now. Any advice?
I wrote her back and asked her for some more details and got permission to poll the readers for some suggestions. Her response:
I am having a lot of anxiety about my decision to become a teacher, because honestly I just can’t see myself doing it. I volunteer in my child’s classroom and I see everything the teacher has to do and I don’t think it is what I want. I have friends that have also stated that they don’t seem as a teacher, they don’t see me doing it. I think I thought that since I am a mom of three I could do it, but it feels like I’m sticking a square into a round hole. I also think I might of started the program for the wrong reasons, like summer vacation with my kids etc. Can you tell me anything about different teaching positions such as ESL or reading teaching? I think I might like working with a smaller group of students. I would appreciate any information and/or advice so I would like it it if you could post it. I am very confused about what I should do. Thank you for responding.
So I’m once again turning to my loyal readers to do what you do best. Help her figure out what she should do.