This week, as I teach my ninth grade computer fundamentals class about how to create a social media campaign, we are working to promote the sale of bracelets in the movement to end modern day slavery.
Who I want to be
Like an explorer setting forth on a journey to an unknown country, I want to be the one in the crow’s nest spotting the land of their future profession or passion. I believe that every student has something that student does best.
Let that be me.
Let that be you.
Who teachers must be
If you’re one of those fine, hard working, intelligent, empathetic people… or even if you’re not but want to be that kind of person.Welcome. Welcome to a profession of great professionals.
To be or not to be… that is not a question for me.
While any job can be used to serve mankind, perhaps no profession is more important to the future of this planet than that of teaching. It is a job rich in meaning and opportunity to make a difference.
Why do you teach and struggle through a job that isn’t always easy? Why do you keep going? Why do you do it? Some may call us sappy but I call us in love with what we know our profession to be: noble. It is only as noble as we behave. It is time to remember our noble calling, teachers.
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