(I've also posted a similar version in the Careers section, but as I'm specifically considering primary I thought it would be good to post it here too.) Do you believe 'you just know'? I've been looking into teaching for a while and hoped that gaining some experience would confirm either my love or hate for the profession. It didn't. I had a few inspiring moments when I helped a student understand something they were struggling with, but equally there were moments when I felt bored whilst observing. I know that it's different for everyone, but I guess what i'm asking is do you think people are 'born teachers' or is it something that can be worked at? I wouldn't want to enter the profession and become a bored and lackluster 'Grantly Budgeon' type: it wouldn't be fair on me or the students. Thanks!