The core role of teachers is create a knowledge based society, thus making an individual knowledgeable and independent in life. To bring about this, a teacher requires knowledge, skills and experience which could be termed as profession.
Vocation on the other hand, is more of a calling to become a teacher (a professional). The one will share the knowledge and skills acquired with utmost passion, enthusiasm, compassion and dedication.
So in my opinion teaching is a vocation.
Teaching was my dream job and my first preference. Initially, I thought that this was a very highly paid profession and you are highly regarded and respected in the community. But over the years, as I grew in my profession, I realized that it was not so about the salary or the respect from the community but the learners under our umbrella. It was more about shaping their future. So now whatever work I carry out in terms of teaching, the learners become my priority and I do it without any strings attached!! #courses:ds4oers