Sunday, May 8, 2016

What it's like to be a teacher

I was thinking about how to describe what it's emotionally like to be a teacher...

It's more than a job.
It's something You put your heart and soul and lots and lots of time into.

Maybe it's what you dreamed of doing from the time you were in elementary school or maybe it hit you later.

You try to do what you think is best in your professional opinion and what feels right in your heart.

Some will get what you're trying to do and teach, some won't. Some will think you're crazy. Who knows, they might be right. Some students will hate you for it and some will love you. Hopefully they'll see that you're doing your best and that you care. You care so much. You think about your students way more than during school hours- things you want to share with them, ideas that might inspire them or help solve a problem, and you pray for them and all the stuff they're dealing with and things they've confided in you. They're like your other kids.

Your rules might not be popular but you're trying to prepare your students for the world that is bigger than your school.

You learn and revise constantly, planning for the next class or next school year, always trying to improve. In the end you hope that you made a difference and did enough. You try to have faith that it will all work out and the students will leave your class having grown.

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  1. It is hard to put into words what we do! We give our all to our students even when we feel like we have nothing left. Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we try again, but try we will! Thanks for this thought provoking post!

  2. You're fighting the good fight. Keep up the good (hard) work. Jan