What others think is good is not necessarily good in my opinion; what others like is not necessarily acceptable to me. It is often said to be rebellious because of this, but there is only one life, and the fundamental way to feel happy is to do what you like and spend the rest of your life freely. I want to pass on what I know to these children, this is my original intention.
I thought many times about getting a license to become a full-fledged teacher, but when I entered the school, I realized that was not what I really wanted. I was not born to be a teacher, but I have to trade hard work for my ability. The road to the exam is very hard, and these days are really boring. I finally passed the exam and entered the school to work, but found that the struggle among the teachers in the school was very serious. The most criticized was the senior formal teacher, relying on his long time in the school to form small groups and factions in the workplace, even being indifferent to the intern teachers. The school environment also made me uncomfortable. I had to teach, lead activities, and take charge of all kinds of competitions. There were so many things to do by myself, and I always felt that I was being used endlessly by the school. I receive less money than others, but have to do more than others. I cannot accept such an unfair workplace environment.
Because I like to teach others what I know, even though I quit my formal job, I still explored another way to go, and finally became a wandering teacher. Many people around me often question my choice. After all, you and I know how difficult it is to get a teacher's license these days and how many people want to compete for this position. Many of my college classmates have also taken the license test several times in order to realize their dream of being a teacher. I have heard that there are as many as eight times. But after becoming a wandering tutor, I am happier than teaching in a fixed school. This identity makes me very happy, maybe because I am an unfettered person, which is really a lot happier for myself who yearns for freedom. I also experienced many benefits that I didn't feel in school. What I like the most is that I can teach students according to my own ideas without being influenced by others.
Education in Taiwan puts too much emphasis on subject development, and other arts subjects such as fine arts, dance, and physical education are not valued, and I happen to be a dance and piano teacher. Several familiar students are under the pressure of further studies since their parents have invested their money in subject cram schools. But I didn't worry about it. I continued to wander in various schools and educational environments, maintaining my original intention and teaching all the students who studied with me. I want to do my part to make some changes for these children who study hard. It is a seemingly great but unrealistic dream.
Many people feel sympathetic about the issue of homeless teachers, because outsiders see this as an uncertain profession. Even though there are many complaints and displeasure in the process, I really like and enjoy this job. You have to have enthusiasm and determination for education, so that this road will not become weaker and weaker, and you must stick to your original intention and learn to believe in yourself.