Teaching is hard. You're doing a wonderful job.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen a student say or do?
Asked by akmarik:
I teach because we are currently fighting a domestic war in this country that has nothing to do with WMDs and oil. Every kid deserves better than what where they come from, particularly those coming from the community I teach in, and since I can't parent and entire generation, I figure I can teach them some of the skills to equalize a field too many in this country don't see as painfully un-leveled. I teach so that kids who are born "worthless" can start to find their worth.
Asked by tcdprayers:
I teach because I love to share my knowledge and watch that "lightbulb" light up for my students. I find teaching chemistry to my young adults (high schoolers) the greatest gift and challenge I could ever be given. I fell in love with finding different ways to explain the same concept back when my own high school chemistry teacher had me tutor my own classmates, while I was still in the class.
Asked by amy-rochelle:
I want to be a teacher because I want to make a difference in the life of a child. My first and second grade teacher influenced me greatly and she's the reason I chose to pursue this profession. She was so caring towards her students, insightful, and incredibly creative. I will never forget what she taught me. I only hope to be at least half of the teacher she was.
Asked by robynnealane:
I teach because I believe in the power of education to give children a future. I teach because it will put me in the lives of young adults five days out of the week, and I can use that time to be a mentor to them, especially if they don't have other mentors. I teach because I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for teachers who supported me and believed in me more than anyone else, including myself.
I’m not a teacher, but my parents are.
I think why they teach, and the only reason I’d ever consider teaching, is to make sure that anybody and everybody can learn anything and everything they possibly can.
No one deserves a lack of knowledge or ignorance.
Asked by ivygirl:
I teach because I love the look on a child's face when they finally feel comfortable to be themselves and look at something in a new way and understand it. I've helped in different classrooms for the last five years but it really hit me this week helping teaching music and dance at my boyfriend's church's vacation bible school. Not only have I seen that "I get it and this is fun" look but the pastors even said I was born to do this, being with kids, I can't wait to get back in the classroom :)
Asked by gigifoundatardis:
I teach for the moment when a kid's light bulb turns on and s/he shouts excitedly, "I get it!" That's my favorite moment. (:
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