Before starting this journey towards a new career it is important to question what you want to achieve. Why do you want to teach? What do you want to teach? And who do you want to teach?
The teacher’s role, responsibilities and limitations is no longer limited to children established in the British Primary and Secondary schools. In these days the population keep up to date with their education until later in the life circle for different reasons. Some people update their education/training due to the fact that they try to gain employment, or if they have already gained that, to remain in employment. The teacher’s role now is to keep up with what the society demand for teaching in the lifelong learning sector. But it is not just demands that sometimes worry people working in the teaching profession, there are limitations as well. Let us try to illustrate this with an example: You have a student who is weak in English, you should
arrange for the student to receive extra English lessons with a specialist in teaching English. The teacher should also be able to encourage their students to achieve the best possible result, which the example above also illustrates. We sometimes feel helpless towards changes in the surrounding, it could be things like what happens when a course ends and you as a professional have done all you can to prepare your students for life outside college, knowing that it will be difficult for them to get a job no matter how well they have been taught.
The relationships between teachers and other professionals in the lifelong learning sector is sometimes complex because in the same time the teacher is your inspiration, your confidence, your mentor and the one who criticises your work, you sometimes will have deal with other professionals. It could perhaps be a person who...