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How do I start a Career in Teaching History?

Career in Teaching History

I find a Career in Teaching History very interesting. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Teaching History actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Teaching History. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Teaching History, when I came across: 

Nilaya Mishra's outlook!

Nilaya Mishra is an experienced professional with 10 years & 8 months in Teaching History. Nilaya Mishra has worked in Teaching History as Assistant Professor in UPES. In Nilaya Mishra's own words, this is how Nilaya Mishra got into Teaching History: "After completing my B Com from DAV PG College, I did MA in History & MA in Economics from Dayanand Anglo Vedic College Dehradun. I also hold a Ph D in History of Arts from University of Allahabad. I am experienced Visiting Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry and skilled in Photography, Printmaking, Art Education, Guitar Playing, and Lecturing. I am an Assistant Professor at UPES and I teach Indian and World History to the students of Law and I have also formed a Music Band called Malhaar in 1999 and I am a Lyricist, Composer, and Guitarist. The very first video of the song title PEERAH was broadcasted on Channel MTV Indies." Nilaya Mishra has a profile in Resume 2.0 format on: 

Career Video on Teaching History

In a video, Nilaya Mishra has talked about various aspects of a Career in Teaching History. Nilaya Mishra started by explaining Teaching History as: "History is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. History can also refer to the academic discipline which uses a narrative to examine and analyse a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Teaching History, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Teaching History. Nilaya Mishra touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Research
  • Fundamentals of History
  • World History
  • Specialisation
  • Ancient, Medieval & Modern History

Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
Nilaya Mishra then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Teaching History:

  • Class Management
  • Interaction with Students
  • Explanation Skills
  • Linguistic Skills
  • Oratory Skills
  • Reading Skills

Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Nilaya Mishra believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Teaching History:

  • Noble Profession
  • Helping Students Achieve Goals
  • Self-development
  • Contribution to Society

Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.
And, Nilaya Mishra believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Teaching History:

  • Tough Competition
  • Dealing with Authorities
  • Feedback of Students

In the final section of the video Nilaya Mishra talks about How a day goes in a Career in Teaching History. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Teaching History, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Teaching History opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at: