Tuesday, May 7, 2013

National Teacher Day 2013

The Best of Teaching

*Having students who have done amazing things with their lives
*Seeing former students make nurturing, loving homes and make a valuable contribution to communities all over the country
*Students becoming teachers themselves
*Sharing the things I love:  language, reading, and writing--and those kids who learn to love them, too.

The Worst of Teaching

*Being overwhelmed with grading
*Not being able to reach some kids
*Watching students make poor choices
*Seeing a once sweet teenager, wasting the incredible gift of their life
*When a student dies way too young

The Craziest of Teaching

*The last days of any school year
*The Pay
*Never, ever leaving work at work
*Being "ON" 24/7, 365 days a year 

Why do we teach?

*We're lucky enough to know that the work we do makes a difference in the world that will last long after we're gone. 

To love what you do and feel that it matters....how could anything be more fun?

1 comment:

Kitty M said...

Happy May Mrs E - hope you and your family are well and kisses to your little grand daughter!

We have moved from one end of the UK to the other about 6 weeks ago so that has been keeping us busy. It's been a very positive move and to a lovely area so lots of nice new inspiration to blog about and hopefully more time to visit you too xxx