This is a discussion on Is Teaching a Mediocre Profession? within the Member Polls forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by Kizuna Maji de? What about their students then? What does the students have to do with what ...
The best don't teach at school. The best mentor. The biggest problem with teaching is that they pass on useless knowledge. The second biggest problem is that people with real skills apply themselves elsewhere.
Yeah it's mediocre as shit. That was what was so great about Breaking Bad. You had this genius dude who was a freakin high school teacher.
I was a teacher, and I was not impressed. Other teachers know whatever they need to know about their subject and little more. They are just baby sitters basically. If they are good at classroom management that's the most important thing.
The process of transmitting knowledge is very satisfying.
Explaining allows one to better understand what they know and what they don't know. It also allows one to structure their knowledge (I'm an INTJ and I like this).
The economical situation in many countries is such that being a teacher is not a desired career choice. Even when this is the case, some portion of the teachers are still very good educators. Of course being a good teacher is also a question of motivation - I've had experience with somebody in the university who was putting much more effort and explaining much better in a class where people went due to their choice, compared to a class where people went due to obligation.
Even if teacher is not a desired profession, this doesn't make it mediocre.
I think it's an overrated profession, but some teachers really are excellent. I believe professors at college and university level are generally more knowledgeable in their respective fields. I have to admit I wouldn't mind instructing in my field, maybe part-time, later in life, after I have achieved more in my profession.
Walter Bishop says it's "a noble profession." I might not have gotten along with all my teachers back in the day, but I tend to agree with Walter. Being a mentor is hard work, especially because it means you have to die (so say the trope lords).