Pouring my heart out onto my pages and speaking my truth.
Folks think it's about the money and that teachers in this field rake it in. I make below minimum wage. I always have. Yes, I make my living from teaching but there's a far greater reason than that. I teach because I have to (I am driven to) and want to. I teach because it is what I am most passionate about. Nothing beats the experience of being in a classroom (either a physical or virtual one), giving everyone the same materials and ideas and watching the light bulbs go off as each creates something unique. It's an enriching experience and something that constantly pushes me to become a better teacher and human being. Some thoughts on a Sunday morning reiterated from my journal page.
2 years ago