A day in the life of a teacher can be very different from person to person, school to school. Most people - who have never taught - tend to think teaching is much easier than they think it is. Talking to real teachers about what they do every day, what they like about their jobs, what's frustrating about their jobs, etc. is a really good idea if you're thinking about going into teaching. I started out teaching Special Ed in an elementary school. I now teach at the college level. I find I am much more suited to teaching adults. I was an "OK" special ed teacher for elementary students; but I'm a much better teacher of adults. :) So when you think about teaching - think about all the different kinds of teachers and different locations teachers where teachers teach.
Debra recommends the following next steps:
- Read stories from real teachers: https://www.alleducationschools.com/elementary-education/elementary-school-teacher/