When I was a teenager I was 100% sure that I would never, ever become a teacher – in fact, it was the only thing that I knew wasn’t in my future. Fast forward to today and I’ve been working as a teacher for almost all of my life.
What went wrong? I don’t know, I mean first of all I dislike speaking in front of people – I very much prefer keeping in the background and make sure that things works as expected. Secondly, I’m not trained a teacher – I’m a programmer who like problem solving. Third, I’m not a person who likes deadlines/schedules etc, I prefer a flexible schedule that allows me to do a good job.
But here I am, not only do I work as a teacher I also have a Ph.D. in "Computer Education Didactics".
I blame this on five faults of mine:
- I’m curious, I always want to know how things work and learn new stuff. So I wouldn’t really enjoy, for example, maintenance work doing the same thing over and over again.
- I’m inpatient, I don’t like long-running projects.
- For some reason I’m interested in how the human brain works, how do we think, solve problem, learn, etc.
- I dislike being told what to do.
- I’m lazy …
So this together with the fact that the first job I got was at Luleå University of Technology resulted in me being a teacher all these years.