What is a Career in Teaching Social Studies?

Published By Rakshanda Tiwari, 22 Aug 2019

Career in Teaching Social Studies
I find a Career in Teaching Social Studies very interesting. I want to first understand What a Career in Teaching Social Studies entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Teaching Social Studies. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Teaching Social Studies, I found this amazing page: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171227-0004/Arts/Teaching/Career-in-Teaching-Social-Studies/english 

Bina Venkatesh's professional point of view!

Bina Venkatesh is an experienced professional with 20 years in Teaching Social Studies. Bina Venkatesh has worked in Teaching Social Studies as Teacher in Welham Boys School. In Bina Venkatesh's own words, this is how Bina Venkatesh got into Teaching Social Studies: "After completing my Schooling from Nagpur University, I did my Graduation in Commerce from Nagpur University itself. I did my Post Graduation in Public Administration. I have also done my B Ed as a correspondence course. I have been teaching English and Social Studies in Welham Boys." 

Career Video on Teaching Social Studies

In a video, Bina Venkatesh has talked about various aspects of a Career in Teaching Social Studies. Bina Venkatesh started by explaining Teaching Social Studies as: "Teaching Social Studies is to enable students to understand, participate in, and make informed decisions about their world" The video was an engaging disposition.
We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Teaching Social Studies is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Teaching Social Studies. Bina Venkatesh touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Latest News

  • Countries & Continents

  • Different Seasons

  • Weather Patterns

  • Geography

  • Subject Knowledge

90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Bina Venkatesh then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Teaching Social Studies:

  • Reading

  • Constant Updates

  • Patience

  • Communication

  • Time Management

  • Trust Building

  • Interpersonal Skills

Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Bina Venkatesh believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Teaching Social Studies:

  • Tangible Subject

  • Work Life Balance

  • Relates to Environment

  • Respect & Recognition

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Bina Venkatesh believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Teaching Social Studies:

  • Least Important Subject

  • Meeting Deadlines

  • Non Academic Duty

In the final section of the video Bina Venkatesh talks about How a day goes in a Career in Teaching Social Studies. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Teaching Social Studies, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20171227-0004

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