I teach. I learn. They teach. They learn.
Teaching. Every day is different than the one before, especially when you teach other humans for a living. I thrive on the unexpected, the unpredictable, and... the thrill of a crowded room full of excitable children. Crazy? Probably, but thankfully there are those of us who are crazy enough to love this job even though it pays next to nothing. Teaching small humans to love learning how to learn is fulfilling. It's exciting. It's hilarious. It's a whole lot of everything, but most of all? Teaching is humbling.
Does the world need more stories about the extremely rewarding, never dull, sometimes sad, sometimes downright heartbreaking, pressed for time and resources, potty-holding all day, life of a teacher?
I think so.
I read a lot, but I don't come across a ton of stories from teachers. Tales from the classroom. Lessons learned between the hours of 7am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, August to June, year after year after year. But I want to. So I'll put mine out there and maybe they'll find you and your stories.
The world needs more teachers. There are plenty of students, but we need more teachers.