Well, folks, your kind-of-maybe-favorite teacher is going back to the classroom, today. While recent events have me returning with a heavy heart, I also look forward to returning. I love helping kids see things in themselves that they never saw–things that give them some belief in themselves. I love imparting skills that will help them throughout their lives.
Frankly, I just love teaching. There are some quite challenging days, but in the end, it is the best job in the world. I get to motivate the unmotivated, educated the kids that didn’t think they’d learn anything, and reach out to the misfits who feel they do not fit and feel awkward about life in general.
Aside from the clergy or a volunteer in sports or scouts…who else can say the same?