Being a teaching assistant is a brilliant way to experience teaching from the teachers perspective. For people who are currently in university and considering teaching as a career, going into teaching assisting allows you to experience the profession without actually getting the necessary qualifications, and then you can make an informed decision from there. Teaching isn’t for everyone, and looking at only one example of the teaching life is not likely to give you a reliable view of what being a teacher is like. In fact, just by looking at one classroom and comparing it to another, you will end up with entirely different perspectives of what teaching is. Therefore it is important to not base all of your arguments for or against teaching based solely on one experience of being a teaching assistant. Teaching can be a very enriching profession, but it isn’t for everyone, and the more accurate your impression of teaching the better decision you’ll make.