Today as I was going about my day, I realized that I have never asked some of the teachers that have changed my life forever why they choose to teach. I know a bit about most of my teachers on a personal level, but this topic never really came up. Even as I applied to college with the intention to study secondary English ed the topic was never brought up. Nobody asked me why I would want to study education and I never inquired about how my teachers came to be who they are.
Its something I regret not asking while in high school and I have the plans to reach out to former teachers about this question soon. Who knows maybe I will do a blog post discussing some reasons people decide to go into education.