So I have been thinking that I want to change my career. Currently, I work for the government and have pretty close to zero job satisfaction. Growing up, I always, always wanted to be an elementary school teacher but when I got to college and started the classes, I decided it just wasn't for me. I majored in Psychology instead and am currently doing nothing with that degree Anyway, while I was furloughed, I sat in on my friends 2nd grade class. It was very interesting and I enjoyed it but the room was hot and I wasn't drinking as much water as I usually do so I went home with a splitting headache. So I'm still confused on whether or not this is something I should pursue. Will I be going home everyday with a splitting headache regardless of the temperature of the room? It's definitely fear of the unknown that is keeping me from diving in so I thought you guys might be able to shed some light on that!
What is the good/bad/the ugly that you wish you would have known before becoming a teacher?