Why teach? Podcast series | Teach in Scotland

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Why teach? Podcast series

In our new podcast series, Steven Mills puts the question ‘Why teach?’ to five teachers who are currently working in Scotland. They share their inspiring, rewarding and challenging experiences.

Travel with us to classrooms around Scotland, to find out why our five teachers chose teaching. Hear about their diverse career routes into the classroom, what motivates them, and why they’d recommend the profession to anyone thinking about it.

Shiv, a Geography teacher in Edinburgh, loves to share his own passion for the subject to his pupils. He shares the journey he took into teaching in his late 20s, his experience of being a teacher, and why he finds making an impact on young people so rewarding.

"People look back at their schools and they don’t remember the textbooks or the tasks. They remember the teacher."Shiv Das – Geography Teacher at Boroughmuir High School

List of episodes:

  1. A Real World Impact
    • Shiv, a geography teacher from Edinburgh. He shares the journey he took into teaching in his late 20s, his experience of being a teacher, and why he finds making an impact on young people so rewarding.
  2. Skills for Life
    • Nicolle, a home economics teacher in Falkirk, shares her experiences of making a positive difference in her pupils’ lives.
  3. My True Vocation
    • Lisa, an English teacher working in Paisley, shares her route to teaching via journalism, what teaching means to her, and how her own teachers have helped shape how she teaches today.
  4. Shaping Lives
    • Lyndsay, a biology teacher in Edinburgh, describes her job as rewarding, challenging and interesting. She discusses why she became a teacher, strategies and advice for effective learning, and the support available to help you progress in your career.
  5. Switching to Primary
    • Leon, a primary school teacher in Aberdeen, shares his decision to change career paths at university to follow his passion in teaching. Hear about Leon’s everyday experiences, job satisfaction, and how he makes a difference to young people’s lives.

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