From the time you were four, until now.
You started learning at the age of six and, from your very first lessons, your future was bright.
Now, six years later, you are a teacher and have been since 2010.
But the world is changing fast and the world of teaching is changing.
The world of education is changing too.
In the US, for example, the number of teacher vacancies has risen by more than 2 million since 2008.
What are some of the challenges teachers are facing?
Teaching is expensive and it is difficult to attract the best teachers.
There are many issues facing teachers.
One of the biggest is the cost of paying for tuition.
For example, for those in their 20s, the average cost of a college degree in the US is $24,000.
That is a $1,400 increase from the year before.
The other big issue facing teachers is that the quality of instruction is getting worse, not better.
More and more teachers are working in schools that are not designed for students.
Many of the teachers we know are teaching students who are less likely to have good test scores, which leads to less quality instruction.
There is also a growing number of children who are struggling to stay on track in school and in their lives.
How can we help teachers improve their teaching?
Teachers can work with their peers, their parents and school leaders to help them make the most of the time they have to work.
Teachers can also take part in initiatives like the Teach First programme, where they get help from a mentor to help get them through the difficult time.
It is also important for teachers to understand how to improve their classroom culture.
When you are doing your job, it is important that you do not take your career for granted.
It is important to understand what works and what doesn’t and to take care of your colleagues, especially those who may not be able to be there.
Can I get paid for my teaching?
Yes, teachers can get paid if they have a valid teaching certificate, a professional development certificate or if their teaching is part of a programme that supports teacher education.
Does this mean I should quit my job?
No, you should always be able work for a pay rise, because that is what your employer wants you to do.
If you want to change your career, you need to be prepared for a change in pay, and be prepared to work harder.
Where can I find out more about my job and career?
If I have any questions about the pay, benefits and employment conditions of teachers, teachers’ unions and the wider workforce, you can ask the Employment Standards Branch.
Do I need to pay my salary before I get my teaching certificate?
You should pay your teaching salary as soon as you get your teaching certificate.
Your teacher certificate is valid for 12 years, but if you have more than 12 years of teaching experience, your teacher certificate may be valid for longer.
I am a current teacher and am looking for a new job.
How do I apply for a teaching role?
You can find more information on how to apply for teaching positions on the Employment Services website.
My teaching career has ended and I’m looking for another job.
Do I need a new teaching certificate to find a new profession?
As long as you have a teaching qualification, the Government is not going to change the status of teaching, but the status is changing, too.
Teachers are being recruited in more areas of education.
In the next few years, the Ministry of Education is planning to change all teaching qualifications.
Will there be a change to my pay?
The pay rate for teachers is the same for current and former teachers.