Follow your heart to succeed
- Created: Friday, 10 February 2017 11:56
Julie Pratten offers seven top tips that everyone should know when starting off a career in ELT, and reminds teachers why they went into the profession in the first place
As someone with three decades of teaching experience in over 25 countries I realise how difficult it is for EFL teachers to find work that truly inspires them and makes their heart sing. Ideally, we should all be spending our lives doing what makes us jump out of bed in the morning. What I have realised is that we really should do what we love – we need to think about it and not just go with the flow. Like many other teachers, I started off wanting to be a ‘proper’ teacher and trained as a primary school teacher; however when I completed my training there were absolutely no jobs and I was forced to look elsewhere.