I began my educational career as an instructional aid at the age of 19, I felt like I was working behind the scenes of a school. For five years I worked with great teachers, terrible teachers and teacher who seemed very jaded. The position gave me an opportunity to develop my teaching persona. A year long program does not provide nearly enough exposure and experience for most to decide if this career is truly what they want or if they are any good at it. For many, becoming a teacher is an idea, for some it fits while for others it does not. Teacher candidates should have experience working in the education field whether they teach English in other countries, work as instructional aids or as tutors. Unfortunately, for me, the five years I spent as an instructional aid are for the most part, overlooked. What I feel has proved most useful in my becoming a teacher is seen by other institutions as very much, irrelevant. Teaching is a feeling, an extension of someones personality and character. Once candidates have sufficient experience in the field of education, classes would be focused on tailoring their acquired knowledge into the creation of effective and engaging lessons.