Reasons to Choose Teaching as Second Career


Kevin Jarrett, a second career teacher, posted reasons to choose teaching as a second career in response to a question from an aspiring second career teacher. He identifies factors to consider, including comfortable interacting with children, have appropriate skill set and passion, are a lifetime learner, can afford to teach, like to work hard, and have supportive family. Thanks for sharing your insights, Kevin. I wonder which advanced technologies background you think an aspiring teacher should bring to the classroom?

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.