Why choose a career of helping children when we could have chosen a career of helping ourselves– or at least interacting with other grownups who don’t need us to hold their hand in the hall or watch a basketball game after school?
We teach because we believe, and have always believed, that each child that takes a step into our spheres of influence, each student that turns in a paper, each life and future represented in every single seat in the classroom is and always has been,
Because every student is Somebody–
not to be forgotten or ignored, shuffled by or glossed over.
Each child is Somebody who deserves the best we have to give, and
Somebody whose value far exceeds a paycheck at the end of the month or a test score at the end of the year.
Encourage a fellow-teacher by sharing this video with them today (click the Share/Save button). Sometimes we all need to remember the Why, the Bigger Picture, the Reason we first began.