Why Do We Become Teachers?



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Why do we become teachers?

It's not the money.

It's not to have summers offered us into lifetime saying the same thing, over and over and over again.

And it sure isn't the hours, hours grading, planning, meeting, worrying, waiting, and hoping.

No, we become teachers for the moments, moments connecting and cheering, moments listening and caring, moments when something you said created a spark, knowing that now that quiet child over there gets it, and this lively child over here gets it, too.

That's the moment.

The moment we've all been waiting for.

We cherish these moments with you, the secret formulas, the small gestures.

Because together we believe in the unlimited potential of every student, to learn and to grow, this child, that child, every child, moment by precious moment.