Maybe this is a boring post...but I'm starting my PGCE in a few weeks and I've been doing a lot of research online to hear about other people's experiences and how to prepare and there is just so much negativity. I just think it's really sad that the general advice is 'teaching is gruelling, you work ridiculous hours, it takes a huge mental toll, you'll only be successful if you really love it' and so many teachers leave the profession - teachers should be given so much more support! Surely it shouldn't be this way! Anyway, given that I've read PLENTY of people's bad experiences, I would just love to hear the things you love about the job. Why you keep going even though it's so tough. Why you think others should become teachers. Why it's worth it!