Yes, teaching is a calling, but it takes several years of training and dedication to become a well-respected and a beloved teacher.
Despite all their commitment and dedication, unfortunately, teachers are not paid well for their service to humanity. Many teachers find themselves scrambling for some sort of additional income, which happened to me when it came to pay for my children's college. Some turn towards tutoring after school, and some may work in after school extracurricular activities, and some may just sit down and write a book, and if they know the right person, the book might just get published too. Why is it that these individuals who are so committed to helping others become better citizens of society find themselves underappreciated, overworked, and underpaid?
I feel teachers have the training and they should continue to expand their expertise, they should become teacher-preneurs. Teacher-preneurs will do exactly what entrepreneurs do: offer their expertise and service and get handsomely compensated for it. In reality, tutoring income isn't consistent, extracurricular activities at most last two hours a day, and what are the chances that a teacher that pens a book will sell a million copies? If you are interested in using your teacher-preneurship, your commitment to helping others realize their full potential, please reach out to me and I will be more than glad to answer your questions.