Supply Humanities Teacher Journey

Here we look at a supply humanities teacher journey, looking at her supply career. Louise feels deep knowledge and passion for a subject matter is a key factor to be an effective teacher.  Louise passion for teaching started 22 years ago as an English/Humanities teacher.

Are you  familiar with the philosophy of Simon Sinek and finding ‘your why?’ Discovering you why allows you to follow what you are truly passionate about. Louise is a prime example of discovering what you enjoy, what motivates you most, and translating that fulfilment into a career.  Importantly, a career which stands the test, not only of time, but overcomes any challenges that arise. Louise thrived when working within a team; she enjoyed working with children/young people and had real passion for humanities, so the decision to become a teacher was the most natural career path to take.

Louise enjoyed a fulfilling, 7 years of full-time secondary school teaching, until the prospect to teach abroad came along, which triggered her to extend her teaching experience further; an exciting opportunity not to be missed.

What Louise says about her Humanities Teacher Journey

For Louise, teaching abroad continued to be fulfilling and rewarding, but after 7 years she was drawn to return to England.  Keen to continue  teaching whilst balancing family life with a young child, Louise decided to opt for supply teaching. When asked what’s the most challenging aspect of teaching Louise confirmed. “The most challenging part of teaching is juggling the paperwork and marking. Much of which has to happen at weekends/ evenings. It is do-able, but really eats into free/family time.”

Passion is infectious. Love of a subject matter inspires a person to learn more, dig deeper, and think harder about it.  So passion inspires deeper knowledge. The best teachers are those that clearly love their subjects. It enables them to pass on that passion and desire to learn,  which is evident with Louise.

For those contemplating a career in teaching be sure to love your subject. As Louise advises “teaching is always interesting and fulfilling but very hard work. Be prepared to work evenings and weekends. You do need to be very committed; that comes naturally when you love what you do!”

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