Wish to be a teacher? This profession has the power to change people’s lives. Learn why is it so potent and why teaching is better than curing.
Certain people differ in their opinion on this issue. Someone who had a doctor saving their life stands firm on the fact: doctors are better. Actually, it is not so much about figuring out who is more important. It’s not a competition. The reason we cover the subject: why teachers are better than doctors is to attract your attention and help you realize the importance of this profession.
Teachers are better than doctors – it is a popular topic for debates in Nigeria. When young people pick their profession and sphere of occupation in life, they need to make this decision consciously. They wish to do something meaningful and not only lucrative. Here are few arguments for them to consider.
Why teachers are better than doctors – 3 top arguments:
- Becoming an influencer or a season maker
A teacher has that power to change season in his country and in the lives of those learning from him or her. They have the power to make impact for good or for bad. If you wish to teach other people something, show them how to do it and that could change their lives forever.
- High aspirations
Saving someone’s life is noble. That is what doctors do, but preventing a person from choosing the wrong path is even nobler. Yes, mostly teachers make less than doctors, but they give more and achieve more in their lives. Few of us remember great doctors, but most of us remember great teachers and Jesus Christ is one of them.
- Delivering value
People do not learn from our words, they learn from our lives. Becoming a teacher is a great responsibility. You do things and they echo in your pupils’ lives and teach them the most valuable lessons ever.
So, the discussion about why teachers are better than doctors has some valid arguments to offer.
The major difference between doctors and teachers
Let’s us take a look at some arguments. One of them is hidden in the core difference between these two occupations.
This is a very special path. It’s not so much about teaching math or grammar. It’s about crafting human souls. Teachers are miracle workers, or at least they have the chance to be. Trainers step into someone’s life when it just starts. Unlike the doctors, who treat the consequences, they have the chance to lay the foundation of life.
They aren’t there to correct the mistakes, but to impart the truth and help kids avoid slip-ups. If you catch a child young enough and train it the proper way about their health, they may not need doctors’ assistance for a long while.
It’s so much easier and more rewarding to lay the correct foundation instead of having to repair the things gone wrong. Teaching from their hearts and giving the best they have, educators possess the power to eliminate future disasters in their pupils’ lives. They uproot a little and plan much hoping for those seeds to bring about the desired fruit. Yes, it may sound like some poetry, but in reality it is hard work, patience, some frustration and unwillingness to give up no matter what.
They make huge investment into their community, often times unseen and unappreciated by its members. They go unrewarded, but true ones keep on pursuing the career (or rather I should say the calling) of their choice.
Now, doctor is a noble profession. They save lives. However, in many cases they try to correct the mistakes of the past. Let us say a child had no proper education on healthy diet. They consume too much sugar and refined foods. Eventually in USA many kids of 10-12 years of age end up developing diabetes.
Is this a medical or educational problem? Hard to tell, ha? It ends up being the medical one, but it starts with family and child’s education. The main thought here is that educators indeed have the ability to prevent many problems treated by doctors.
Such as treating addiction. Initially it is not a medical issue, but rather is a social one. The community is shaped by parents and teachers. There is no doubt that treating addiction is much more expensive than preventing it. However, most parents do not believe this thing would happen to THEIR child. So, they do not pay due attention to the problem and do not honor teachers enough to help them do their job.
Doctors treat some unrelated to education conditions as well. However, most diseases are the outcomes of poor habits in life. Unfortunately there is no magic pill for addiction, obesity or other lifestyle conditions. Still, you CAN amend it through teaching, so the physicians would not have so much work to do.
To be a teacher is better than a doctor – is this statement true? It really depends on how you view things in life. If you like to prevent and help people pick the right path, than yes. But if your calling is to save the lost and hurting, than being a doctor is the best thing that could happen to you.
Let us take a glance at 5 top characteristics that make a good teacher
- Deep engagement
That is true both about the teacher and the kids. How could possibly a trainer with low level of interest in what they are doing boost engagement in kids? The answer is obvious: they can’t. So, they need to love their kids and love teaching (and subject) to make them involved and passionate about it.
Especially working with younger children a teacher needs to spot boredom and lack of interest. You see, everybody’s achievement is driven by interest. No interest, no result. That is what good teacher can do: make the students passionate about the studies and the process.
- Dynamic environment
The stats show that “traditional” school environment is not the best for education. Kids are active and fun loving. If a teacher can create that type of atmosphere in class, kids start cooperating and learning stuff.
It is not so much about the degree or college. The research has shown that teachers with degrees do not make any significant impact on the quality of education they provide. Isn’t it amazing? What does make a difference is inspiration.
Most kids simply do not believe they can study well or master the subject. They have been made to believe they are complete failures and are good for nothing.
A great teacher is the one that can boost their self-esteem and inspire them to use their full potential.
A great teacher can make their students fall in love with the subject. Scientists believe that nothing can beat the role of teacher in the education process. No money, no books, no computers or technologies can do that.
This enthusiasm is imparted directly from the heart of a teacher to their pupils. It’s contagious and the lack of it is disastrous.
- Being a student
A good teacher never stops being a student. How can you teach someone if you are not teachable? Passion for learn and ongoing education is a must. That is how they keep it up in their pupils and make them follow their footprints.
So, now you may begin to see why teachers are better than doctors. Teachers actually make doctors and all other professions. They provide the basic education in schools and evoke that passion for further discoveries to be made.
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