I have been a full time teacher now for 25+ years. It is a wonderful profession. I’ve made lasting connections with some of my students.
It is also a wonderful profession for a woman that wants to work and have children. I am done at 3:45 each day (there is some homework every so often in terms of paper correcting and planners by) and you have summer off for the most part. You still have time to be with your kids, especially during the summer when they are home full time.
I teach one class five times a day. Literature is the class I teach currently in a middle school setting. In the past I taught three different classes. At the elementary level you will teach more than one subject and you will have to prep for it which does take time, but it is not unmanageable.
In terms of helping them organize there lives...at the elementary and middle school level you are not giving them a career path to follow. With the younger kids you are talking and demonstrating a decent person looks like. In other words, manners and socially appropriate behavior.
If you want to be a teacher, one question is all you have to ask yourself, do you like being around children. If you don’t teaching is not for you. If you do enjoy it find a college with a good education program.
Good luck. I’m sure you’ll be successful at whatever you chose to do!
Mrs. J. Coughey