We have been asking our Twitter followers a range if questions about their leadership style, inspirations and motivations.
We asked our followers ‘What inspired you to start a career in education?’ and got some insightful feedback.
School was a really important stabilising force in my own topsy-turvy childhood and I often reflect on that now. I didn’t realise, though, how interesting children are until I had my own and this led me to teaching. It’s been the most wonderful second career! #LetsTalkLeadership
— Linda Bell (@Lindabell15) April 11, 2018
— St. Ambrose IBML (@profeboyd) April 11, 2018
I felt like a fish out of water at high school and disengaged with the education system to my detriment. I had lots of potential.I threw it away. However, when I had my own child I was fascinated by how children learn and returned to university from finance. I love my career!
— Pauline (@HoustonP1986) April 11, 2018
My sheer love of science, biology AND knowing stuff!!! After an indifferent school experience where I was urged “not to aim too high” I want to tell all my pupils to ask questions, demand answers and truly reach for the sky #LetsTalkLeadership
— DrM (@JoMatheson2) April 12, 2018
An inspiration biology teacher who really cared #LetsTalkLeadership
— lyndsay mcroberts (@lyndsaymcr) April 11, 2018
Always wanted to teach- loved school & assumed everybody did until I got older & heard different people’s experiences. Made me determined to help every child have as positive an experience as I did. Everyone deserves to ❤️ sch. #LetsTalkLeadership https://t.co/Az9g6On7HE
— MrsC (@MrsCnmps) April 11, 2018
— Howford Primary School/Headteacher Ms Muir (@Howford1) April 11, 2018
To support young people to take the power that belongs to them to make their world a better place. #LetsTalkLeadership
— RobertMacmillan (@robfmac) April 11, 2018
educated & bullied under Section 28 -No role model at school to say ‘being gay is ok’, not wanting any other young person to feel isolated, suicidal or alone… so came into teaching to help give a voice to the lgbt community & be a champion of young people #LetsTalkLeadership
— John Naples-Campbell (@JNaplesCampbell) April 11, 2018
I’ve always had a love of learning, and was fortunate to be taught by some inspirational people.
This, with the desire to do something positive for other people, led me to teaching.
Best career in the world ? https://t.co/rPC4iTEfFM
— Billy Burke (@HTrenfrew_high) April 12, 2018
What inspired you to start a career in education? Tweet us @TeamSCEL with the hashtag #LetsTalkLeadership and let us know.